Posts tagged Spy

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Mysterious Book Report A Divided Spy

A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming St. Martin’s Press, $26.99, 356 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-02104-5 For some arcane reason . . . known only to themselves and the cosmos . . . the Brits are the masters of the spy novel universe. One only has to think of the names Ian Fleming and John LeCarré, or […]

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Mysterious Book Report Fidelity

Fidelity by Jan Fedarcyk Simon & Schuster, $25.00, 306 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-3386-9 With some seven and-a-half million residents spread out over a couple thousand city blocks, the Manhattan Office of the FBI is one of the largest, busiest and most important of all postings within the agency. The activity there is ceaseless, and the agents […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Mulberry Bush

The Mulberry Bush by Charles McCarry Mysterious Press, $26.00, 308 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2410-4 Somewhere in the big junkyard that passes as my mind, there’s a snippet of a country song that goes . . . “I thought I’d been loved and I thought I’d been kissed, but that was before I met you . . […]

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Mysterious Book Report Jack Of Spies

Jack of Spies by David Downing SOHO Press Inc., $27.95, 338 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-268-6 Those of us who follow the news and current events can’t help but feel at times that the world is ‘going to hell in a handbasket,’ to quote an old refrain . . . but those of us who study history […]

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Mysterious Book Report Palace Of Treason

Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews Scribner/Simon & Shuster, $26.99, 468 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-9374-0 Is there any doubt amongst well-informed people, that the tectonic plates of government spheres of influence are being shifted these days in ways we couldn’t even imagine as little as twenty-five years ago? Would you have thought for example, back in […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Swimmer

The Swimmer by Joakim Zander Harper Collins, $27.99, 417 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-233724-5 International thrillers—good old spy yarns—have long been favorites of many readers around the world. Personally, I never tire of them. It seems however, that all the great espionage writers have passed . . . novelists like John Gardner, Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum, Tom […]

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Mysterious Book The Empire of Night

The Empire of Night by Robert Olen Butler Mysterious Press, $26.00, 401 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2323-7 One hundred years ago, all of Europe was in the midst of what was then called the Great War, or World War I as we now know it. It was the first fully mechanized war and the battlefield casualties were […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Heist

The Heist by Daniel Silva Harper Collins, $27.99, 467 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-232005-6 One of the greatest tragedies in the world today—and God knows there’s no shortage of them to choose from—is the huge and ever-expanding loss of the world’s art heritage due to theft . . . crimes that are often underwritten by some of […]

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Mysterious Book Report Night Heron

Night Heron by Adam Brookes Little Brown and Co., $26.00, 387 pages, ISBN 978-0-7515-5248-5 The next war between the superpowers will most likely take place in cyberspace, because that’s where all the world’s command and control systems are located . . . and it’s highly probable that in the twenty-first century . . . the […]

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Mysterious Book Report Midnight in Europe

Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst Random House/Penguin, $27.00, 251 pages, ISBN 978-1-4000-6949-1 If you’re a fan of noir fiction, tales of WWII exploits or spy thrillers, you’ll love this week’s MBR . . . an espionage novel set in Paris in 1938, on the eve of World War II, just as the Spanish Civil […]