Espionage Booklist

Books about Espionage - Spy vs Spy

Annotations are from Advance, the Ingram Book Magazine, unless noted.
  • Liars and Thieves: A Tommy Carmellini Novel
    Author: Coonts, Stephen
    Publisher: St Martins $ 25.95 ISBN: 0312283628 Date: 2004
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    A beautiful woman is being blackmailed, an illegal break-in occurs, and a massacre at a government safe house puts CIA agent Tommy Carmellini on the trail of a dark conspiracy.
    Updated 3.11.04
  • The Spanish Game
    Author: Cumming, Charles
    Publisher: Minotaur $ 24.95 ISBN: 9780312366391 Date: 2008
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    The latest thriller from the international bestselling author of A Spy by Nature will delight fans of such British masters of spy fiction as John le Carr, Robert Ludlum, and Len Deighton ("Publishers Weekly," starred review).
    Updated 10.1.08
  • Hunting Season
    Author: Deutermann, Peter T.
    Publisher: St Martins $ 24.95 ISBN: 031226979x Date: 2001
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    From the author of the acclaimed thriller Sweepers comes an explosive return to the world of the top secret intelligence operative whose job it is to "kill the killers"--and this time it's personal. Hunting Season moves from rolling hills to the marble corridors of Washington, D.C., as it tracks the progress of a man on a mission and the secret he alone knows.
    Updated 12/14/00
  • Free Agent
    Author: Duns, Jeremy
    $ 25.95 ISBN: 9780670021017 Date: 2009
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    A riveting spy thriller that spans two continents and probes the limits of loyalty and love, Free Agent is the spectacular story of one man's fight for survival and search for the truth about his father's death and his lover's betrayal.
    Updated 5.15.09
  • The Eye of the Red Tsar
    Author: Eastland, Sam
    $ 25 ISBN: 9780553807813 Date: 2010
    starKirkus star LJ
    In a remarkable debut with the chilling atmosphere of Gorky Park and the historical paranoia of Child 44, a brilliant secret agent is brought back form the brink of civilization to solve the very crime that put him there.
    Updated 3.18.10
  • Warning Shot
    Author: Egleton, Clive
    Publisher: St Martins List Price: $22.95 ISBN: 0312156859 Date: 1997
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    An ominous bombing in Berlin calls Special Agent Peter Ashton back into the international spotlight in this spellbinding espionage thriller from an "expert stylist" (The New York Time Book Review) "Egleton's masterful storytelling and trademark style, combined with authentic detail, an inventive plot, and superb pacing, add up to yet another outstanding thriller" - Booklist.
  • Red Gold
    Author: Furst, Alan
    Publisher: Random Price: $ 23.95 ISBN: 0679451862 Date: 1999
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    Within the fragmented French resistance, an intelligence officer decides to strike a deal with the devil in this rich and suspenseful part thriller, part love story spy novel.
    Suggested Reading: All Stars
  • Kingdom of Shadows
    Author: Furst, Alan
    Publisher: Random $ 24.95 ISBN: 0375503374 Date: 2000
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    In spymaster Furst's most electrifying thriller to date, Hungarian aristocrat Nicholas Morath--a hugely charismatic hero--becomes embroiled in a daring and perilous effort to halt the Nazi war machine in Eastern Europe.
    Suggested Reading: Historical Mystery Stars | World Wars Stars
    Updated 11/22/00
  • Blood of Victory
    Author: Furst, Alan
    Publisher: Random $ 24.95 ISBN: 0375505741 Date: 2002
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    From "the greatest living writer of espionage fiction" (The Houston Chronicle) comes the story of I.A. Serebin, recruited in Istanbul in 1940 by an agent of the British secret service for a desperate operation to block Hitler's conquest of Europe.
    Updated 8.13.02
  • Spies of the Balkans
    Author: Furst, Alan
    $ 26 ISBN: 9781400066032 Date: 2010
    starBooklist star LJ
    Greece, 1940. Not sunny vacation Greece: northern Greece, Macedonian Greece, Balkan Greece--the city of Salonika. In that ancient port, with its wharves and warehouses, dark lanes and Turkish mansions, brothels and tavernas, a tense political drama is being played out. On the northern border, the Greek army has blocked Mussolini's invasion, pushing his divisions back to Albania--the first defeat suffered by the Nazis, who have conquered most of Europe. But Adolf Hitler cannot tolerate such freedom; the invasion is coming, it's only a matter of time, and the people of Salonika can only watch and wait. At the center of this drama is Costa Zannis, a senior police official, head of an office that handles special "political" cases. As war approaches, the spies begin to circle, from the Turkish legation to the German secret service. There's a British travel writer, a Bulgarian undertaker, and more. Costa Zannis must deal with them all. And he is soon in the game, securing an escape route--from Berlin to Salonika, and then to a tenuous safety in Turkey, a route protected by German lawyers, Balkan detectives, and Hungarian gangsters. And hunted by the Gestapo. Meanwhile, as war threatens, the erotic life of the city grows passionate. For Zannis, that means a British expatriate who owns the local ballet academy, a woman from the dark side of Salonika society, and the wife of a local shipping magnate. Declared "an incomparable expert at his game" by The New York Times, Alan Furst outdoes even his own finest novels in this thrilling new book. With extraordinary authenticity, a superb cast of characters, and heart-stopping tension as it moves from Salonika to Paris to Berlin and back, Spies of the Balkans is a stunning novel about a man who risks everything to right--in many small ways--the world's evil. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 5.1.10
  • The Killer
    Author: Hinshelwood, Tom
    $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780312558048 Date: 2010
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    This debut thriller involves a classic cat-and-mouse game between governmentsand assassins and is filled with adrenaline-charged action.
    Suggested Reading: Debuts
    Updated 2.25.10
  • The Increment
    Author: Ignatius, David
    $I26.95 ISBN: 9780393065046 Date: 2009
    starKirkus starLJ
    By the author of the bestselling Body of Lies comes a novel that takes the reader inside the most volatile secret of the 21st century: the Iranian nuclear program.
    Suggested Reading: Adrenaline
    Updated 4.22.09
  • Old Flames
    Author: Lawton, John
    Publisher: Atlantic $ 24 ISBN: 0871138646 Date: 2003
    starKirkus starPW
    Old Flames is a riveting spy novel sparked by historical events, with a twisting, turning plot that The Sunday Times (London) declares "a strange, thoughtful, quiet, intelligent spellbinder of a book, penetrating the very heart of betrayal."
    Updated 12.16.02
  • Bluffing Mr. Churchill
    Author: Lawton, John
    Publisher: Atlantic $ 24 ISBN: 0871139073 Date: 2004
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    With his Inspector Troy series, Lawton has been compared to top historical espionage writers such as John le Carr and Len Deighton. Now Lawton offers "one of the most entertaining thrillers . . . in years" (Sunday Telegraph).
    Updated 12.8.03
  • Old Boys
    Author: McCarry, Charles
    Publisher: Overlook $ 25.95 ISBN: 1585675458 Date: 2004
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    When crack intelligence agent Paul Christopher disappears, his ex-agent cousin enlists the support of four other retired colleagues to find him. Harassed by American intelligence and hunted by terrorists, they travel the globe in search of the unspeakably dangerous truth.
    Suggested Reading: All Stars
    Updated 5.7.04
  • The Crisis
    Author: Poyer, David
    $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780312544393 Date: 2009
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    Featuring exciting action, espionage, and exotic locales, The Crisis raises questions about America's obligations to relieve the suffering of other countries and the role of a democratic government in nations with no central leadership.
    Updated 9.23.09
  • Line in the Sand
    Author: Seymour, Gerald
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster $ 25 ISBN: 0684854775 Date: 2001
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    Just when he was beginning to feel safe, Frank Perry's past surfaces with a vengeance. Ten years ago, Perry made powerful enemies by spying for the British government on Iranian chemical and biological weapons installations. Now, Iran is exacting its revenge and dispatching its most deadly assassin to do the job.
    Updated 6/16/00
  • Unknown Soldier
    Author: Seymour, Gerald
    Publisher: Overlook $ 24.95 ISBN: 1585676349 Date: 2005
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    Intelligence agents hunt for the world's most lethal terrorist in this thrillingly suspenseful novel from a master of espionage fiction.
    Updated 12.16.04
  • The Unlikely Spy
    Author: Silva, Daniel
    Publisher: Villard List Price: $25 ISBN: 06794455620 Date: 1997
    starKirkus
    Silva's stunning debut novel--a BOMC Selection that spent five weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list--tells an evocative, classic tale of espionage during World War II.
  • The Kill Artist
    Author: Silva, Daniel
    Publisher: Random $ 25.95 ISBN: 0375500901 Date: 2000
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    The bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy and The Mark of the Assassin returns with a new hero and a thrilling story of Middle East political intrigue and terrorism that covers three continents and shows the peace process in jeopardy. The story, by an author who was praised by Newsday for "bringing new life to the international thriller", features a colorful supporting cast and fascinating background detail about the Palestinian situation and the cutthroat art world.
    Suggested Reading: If You Liked the Da Vinci Code
    Updated 11/30/00
  • The English Assassin
    Author: Silva, Daniel
    Publisher: Putnam $ 25.95 ISBN: 03991458515 Date: 2002
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    Israeli intelligence operative Gabriel Allon (The Kill Artist) probes a murder in which he is implicated in the ingenious new espionage thriller by the bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy.
    Updated 1/24/02
  • A Death in Vienna
    Author: Silva, Daniel
    Publisher: Putnam $ 25.95 ISBN: 0399151435 Date: 2004
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    The sins of the past reverberate into the present, in an extraordinary novel by the new master of international suspense. Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to authenticate a painting, but the real object of his search becomes something else entirely: to find out the truth about a photograph that has turned his world upside down.
    Updated 1.5.04
  • The Terrorist
    Author: Steiner, Peter
    $ 23.99 ISBN: 9780312373443 Date: 2010
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    In this third electrifying installment of Steiner's highly acclaimed thriller series, ex-CIA operative Louis Morgon must track down his friend before the boy's fate is tragically sealed in a deadly game of international intrigue.
    Updated 5.1.10
  • The Nearest Exit
    Author: Steinhauer, Olen
    $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780312622879 Date: 2010
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    Milo Weaver has nowhere to turn but back to the CIA in Steinhauer's brilliant follow-up to the New York Times bestselling espionage novel, The Tourist.
    Updated 2.23.10
  • The Innocent Spy
    Author: Wilson, Laura
    $ 25 ISBN: 9780312538101 Date: 2009
    starPW starLJ
    "A compelling and wonderfully atmospheric murder mystery" (Robert Goddard), this is the first in an exciting new series of crime novels from celebrated author Wilson.
    Suggested Reading: Historical Crime Fiction
    Updated 8.13.09