Posts tagged Espionage

Mysterious Book Report No. 322 – Fan Favorite

Mysterious Book Report False Flag

False Flag by John Altman Blackstone Publishing, $26.99, 320 pages, ISBN 978-1-5047-9772-6 In the world of espionage, The business of spies is lies, which makes it impossible at times, to distinguish between friend and foe . . . because all covert operations are designed to advance the interests and objectives of the spying country.  Put […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 322 – False Fl...

Mysterious Book Report False Flag

False Flag by John Altman Blackstone Publishing, $26.99, 320 pages, ISBN 978-1-5047-9772-6 In the world of espionage, The business of spies is lies, which makes it impossible at times, to distinguish between friend and foe . . . because all covert operations are designed to advance the interests and objectives of the spying country.  Put […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 144 – A Nasty ...

Mysterious Book Report A Nasty Piece of Work

A Nasty Piece of Work by Robert Littell Thomas Dunne Books/St Martins Press, $24.99, 259 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-02145-8 When one of the best and most well-known living writers of espionage spy thrillers turns his hand to crime fiction, you bet we’re going to pay attention here at the Mysterious Book Report.  Robert Littell, author of […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 122 – The Shan...

Mysterious Book Report The Shanghai Factor

The Shanghai Factor by Charles McCarry Mysterious Press-Grove/Atlantic, Inc., $26.00, 292 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2127-1 Here’s a true confession: I have been fascinated by spies, espionage and tradecraft ever since the 1950’s when I read that first issue of Mad Magazine and was introduced to the iconic Spy vs Spy cartoon strip with it’s two identical […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 8 – Field Gray

Mysterious Book Report No. 8

 Field Gray by Philip Kerr (Putnam, $26.95, 435 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-15741-7) Have you ever thought about your dreams, noticed how real they seem when you’re asleep?  But then when you awake, it’s just in time to escape, or lose the elusive goal that’s always just out of reach?  That’s how mine end anyway.  But what if […]