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December 3, 2022

A Spy Among Friends

an extremely good espionage thriller –
if you can figure out how to watch it

By Joel Golby — The Guardian

Double agents are everywhere. Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce act their socks off. But nobody knows what ITVX is – no matter what the secret service say.

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November 17, 2022

Ex-Russian Spy Flees

By Michael Weiss — Yahoo! News

TALLINN, Estonia — “The Russians have no idea,” Alexander Toots, the head of Estonian counterintelligence.

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Socialite Who Charmed NATO Was A Russian Spy

GRU officer spent decade posing as Peruvian jewellery designer

By Shaun Walker — The Guardian

A team of investigators claim to have unmasked a deep-cover spy from Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, who spent a decade posing as a Latin American jewellery designer and partied with Nato staff based in Naples.

The investigators say the woman went by the name of Maria Adela Kuhfeldt Rivera, and told people she met that she was the child of a German father and Peruvian mother, born in the city of Callao, Peru.

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Ronan Farrow on

the Threat of Modern Spyware

By David Remnick — The New Yorker

Ronan Farrow has published an investigation into a software called Pegasus and its maker, NSO Group. Pegasus is one of the most invasive spywares known; it allows users—including law-enforcement officials or government authorities—to hack into a target’s smartphone, gaining access to photos, messages, and the feeds from a camera or microphone.

NSO markets Pegasus as a tool to catch terrorists and other violent criminals, but once a surveillance tool is on the market it can be very difficult to control. Farrow finds that Pegasus is being used to suppress political opposition in democratic nations, including Spain. The largest known cluster of Pegasus attacks has targeted people in Catalonia who support the independence movement, which the Spanish government views as a threat.

“This is not just an information-gathering tool,” Farrow tells David Remnick. “It’s an intimidation tactic, and it works.”

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Need to Know

World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence

By Nicholas Reynolds 

Historian and former CIA officer Nicholas Reynolds uncovers the definitive history of American intelligence during World War II, illuminating its key role in securing victory and its astonishing growth from practically nothing at the start of the war. 

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How Democracies Spy on Their Citizens

The inside story of the world’s most notorious commercial spyware and the big tech companies waging war against it.

By Ronan Farrow — The New Yorker

NSO Group’s software has been linked to repressive regimes, but now “all types of governments” use it, an observer said.

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Ronan Farrow on

Investigating the World’s Most Notorious Spyware Company: NSO Group

By Daniel Estrin — All Things Considered, NPR

NPR’s Daniel Estrin speaks with Ronan Farrow about his New Yorker investigation into Israeli spyware company NSO Group, and his interview with an employee who quit.

A princess from Dubai, The British prime minister’s office, a Saudi women’s rights activist, prominent politicians, lawyers and activists in Catalonia – they were all victims of hacking by the world’s most notorious spyware company.

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Ronan Farrow:

How Democracies Spy on Their Citizens

By Amanpour and Company

The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow recently investigated the commercial spyware industry and its implications for democracies around the world. He tells Hari Sreenivasan what he found.

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The Early Spy Manual

That Turned Bad Middle Management Into An Espionage Tactic

By Cara Giaimo — Atlas Obscura

Declassified documents reveal that World War II was won in part by more everyday saboteurs–purposefully clumsy factory workers, annoying train conductors, and bad middle managers, all trained by the U.S.’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual.

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The Spy Who Came Home

Why an expert in counterterrorism became a beat cop.

By Ben Taub

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Brussels, the Den of Spies

The home of the EU and NATO remains an open playground for Chinese and Russian operatives.

By Matt Brazil — SpyTalk

Brussels seems overlooked by spy novelists and film directors, but its unusual concentration of diplomatic missions to the European Union, NATO, and to Belgium itself brings a high ratio per square kilometer of diplomats and lobbyists—as well as spies.

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America’s Throwaway Spies

a reuters special report

By JOEL SCHECTMAN and BOZORGMEHR SHARAFEDIN

How the CIA failed Iranian informants in its secret war with Tehran

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China’s Audacious Spies

a bold new look

By Matt Brazil — SpyTalk

“Spies and Lies” unmasks Beijing’s aggressive and confident espionage service.

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Clean Out the FBI and Secret Service

By Jeff Stein — SpyTalk

It was bad enough that leaders of the FBI and Secret Service basically ignored the burning river of warnings that thousands of pro-Trump insurgents were planning a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Now it turns out a “sizeable” percentage of the FBI workforce was sympathetic to the rioters, according to a document that surfaced to relatively little notice.

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The International Spy Museum

washington dc

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Handbook of Practical Spying

from the international spy museum

By Jack Barth

This is the first step in learning how to think like a spy!

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The CIA Museum

Get a Peek Inside

By Line Sidonie Talla Mafotsing — Atlas Obscura

FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARSthe CIA Museum has been one of the most mysterious collections of artifacts in the world. Housed in the George Bush Center for Intelligence in Langley, Virginia—one of the most secure buildings in the United States—the museum tells the story of the government’s clandestine undertakings from the Cold War through the CIA’s mission in May 2011 to kill Osama bin Laden to today. It has had an exclusive audience: only CIA officers and approved officials have been allowed to view the collection—until now.

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Inside the World’s Most Top Secret Museum

By Gordon Corera — BBC

It is the perhaps the most unusual – and exclusive – museum in the world, filled with artefacts that have shaped history. But its doors are firmly shut to the public.

It is the only place a visitor can see the gun found with Osama bin Laden when he was killed, next to Saddam Hussein’s leather jacket.

Welcome to the CIA’s secret in-house museum.

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SPYSCAPE

new york’s #1 Rated museum & experience

Uncover your spy superpowers!

Dive into the real world of secrets. Dodge lasers, make and break codes, run surveillance, lie and spot liars – while our algorithm, developed by a former Head of Training at MI6, creates a personalized profile of your skills and attributes.

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GADGETS AND GEAR

SpyGuy Gadgets

By Allen

Check it out. There’s something for everyone!

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Best Spy Gear in 2022

November Reviews

By Christen da Costa — GadgetReview

If you’re looking for the best spy gadgets you can actually buy and use, check out our spy gadgets list, featuring products like our top pick, the Arcshell UHF two way radio set. This walkie talkie set comes with a 1500 mAh battery in each handset and includes a charger. With 16 frequency channels and a range of up to 5 miles, it lets you keep in touch with an adventure partner when out of cell coverage.

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High-Tech Spy Gadgets

By Brickhouse Security

Security tools can provide serious protection, but they can also make fun toys for hobbyists and enthusiasts. For users who enjoy spy gadgets, we offer a wide variety of devices and tools, from tiny body worn cameras that can covertly capture footage to ordinary objects that secretly double as diversion safes for storing small valuables. We also carry high-tech equipment designed for the professional, ensuring that no matter what your area of interest, your needs are covered by BrickHouse Security.

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Amazon Spy Gadgets

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Spy Gadgets

the original spy store since 1998
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Las Vegas Spy Store

coolcat spy gadgets
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The Spywear Lookup Tool

By Zack Whittaker — TechCrunch

The tool allows anyone to check if their Android device was compromised by a network of consumer-grade stalkerware apps, including TheTruthSpy. The aim is to help victims check if their device was compromised and reclaim control of their device.

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SPY BOOKS

The Real Book Spy

By Ryan Steck — The Real Book Spy

Full coverage of all your favorite thriller authors, and their characters, unlike anywhere else on the web! 

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The 10 Highest Rated Thrillers

in book spy history

By Ryan Steck — The Real Book Spy

As we wind down the coverage for 2022, we’ve already started looking ahead to 2023.

Along the way, I thought might be fun to look at the highest-ranked books I’ve ever reviewed, prompting a fun trip down memory lane to look back at some of the greatest thrillers to hit bookstores over the ten or so years. To prepare myself to write this article, I went back and not only read my original reviews of these titles, but I re-opened the books too and poured back over the same pages that had once left me stunned. In the end, it was fun to see just how well these thrillers stand up to the thousands of books that have followed them.

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Notable 2023 Thrillers

By Ryan Steck — The Real Book Spy

part 1

Oh, what a year it’s been for must-read thrillers in 2022. Think about it, we got action-packed new books from Jack Carr and Mark Greaney and got to see tv and film adaptions (on Amazon and Netflix, respectively) of their series over the summer. Plus, all the household heroes—we’re talking Rapp, Harvath, Ryan, Corey, Bosch, and so many more—were back and better than ever.

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part 2

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2022, don’t worry, there’s still a lot of coverage left for this year’s books—but we also can’t help looking ahead at 2023, which is shaping up to be another huge year of can’t-miss thrillers.

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Missed Targets

SEVEN ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION THRILLERS

By William Martin — CrimeReads

Nothing concentrates a story like the threat of an assassination.

If you’re a reader, you know from a glance at the flap copy that something big is going to happen in the book you’ve just picked up, something that will keep you turning pages right up until the moment when the assassin aims his weapon.

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What’s on a Spy Novelist’s Bookshelf?

some essential espionage-adjacent reads

By Susan Ouellette — CrimeReads

It may come as no surprise that my bookshelf is dominated by spy novels and non-fiction books about the CIA and the KGB. While I prefer novels, there are several non-fiction books I consider essential to understanding the world of espionage.

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The Greatest True Spy Stories

By Via Bantam — CrimeReads

A look at some of the wildest, most revelatory nonfiction books about espionage and the life of spies.

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Best Spy Books of All Time

By PennBookCenter.com

We can not resist a dip into the mysterious world of the spy thriller. These Best Spy Books 2022 span the federal and the global, mixing the personal and the political and demonstrating how they’re inextricably linked with keys, lies, conspiracies, and secret plots abound.

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23 of the Best Spy Thrillers

By Dead Good Books

We can’t resist a dip into the mysterious world of the spy thriller. With secrets, lies, conspiracies and undercover plots abound, these books span the national and the international, blending the personal and the political and showing how they are inextricably linked.

From the classic to the contemporary, here are some of the best spy thrillers around.

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Best Spy Books

By Read This Twice

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40 Best Spy Novels of All Time

By Reedsy

Lovers of spy fiction are some of the most devoted genre fans of all, and it’s easy to see why. The best spy novels are thrilling, dangerous, and often a little sexy. They explore politics and history through a unique lens (and we’re not just talking about night vision goggles). Their heroes speak seven languages and drive a minimum of four expensive cars — all well above the speed limit, might we add. Plus, admit it: you always secretly thought you’d make a great spy.

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15 Best Espionage Novels

By Mal Warwick on Books

A word of caution: I do not pretend that these 15 books are the best espionage novels ever written—only that they’re the best ones I’ve read and reviewed on this site. There may well be tens of thousands of spy novels in print, and no one—nor even any group of people—could possibly claim to identify the very best among all those stories.

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10 Spy Novels with Women Protagonists

By Paul Vidich — Electric Lit

For the first time in the agency’s 74-year history, women dominate the upper ranks of the CIA. Since 2018, Gina Haspel has been the Director of Central Intelligence, and three of her top five directorates (support, analysis, and science & technology) are also headed by women.

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The Best Espionage Novels of 2021

By CrimeReads

Perfume thieves, Silicon Valley spies, and Cold War slow-burns. We’re looking back at the year in spy fiction.

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The Best Spy Novels Written by Spies

By Alma Katsu — CrimeReads

It’s a perennial question: do spies write the best spy novels? It’s the business of secrets, after all; you can’t help but wonder how much authors get right. Surely, the only authentic spy books are the ones written by people on the inside, right?

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Top 125 Best Spy Authors Ranked

By Tim Shipman — Spybrary

Do we have a treat in store for you spy book fans!

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Amazon Best Sellers in Espionage Thrillers

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The Company

a novel of the cia

By Robert Littell

The New York Times bestselling spy novel The Company lays bare the history and inner workings of the CIA. This critically acclaimed blockbuster from internationally renowned novelist Robert Littell seamlessly weaves together history and fiction to create a multigenerational, wickedly nostalgic saga of the CIA—known as “the Company” to insiders. Racing across a landscape spanning the legendary Berlin Base of the ’50s, the Soviet invasion of Hungary, the Bay of Pigs, Afghanistan, and the Gorbachev putsch, The Company tells the thrilling story of agents imprisoned in double lives, fighting an amoral, elusive, formidable enemy—and each other—in an internecine battle within the Company itself.

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The Main Enemy

The Inside Story of the CIA’s Final Showdown with the KGB

By Milton Bearden and James Risen

Based on hundreds of interviews with operatives from both sides, The Main Enemy puts us inside the heads of CIA officers as they dodge surveillance and walk into violent ambushes in Moscow. This is the story of the generation of spies who came of age in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis and rose through the ranks to run the CIA and KGB in the last days of the Cold War. The clandestine operations they masterminded took them from the sewers of Moscow to the back streets of Baghdad, from Cairo and Havana to Prague and Berlin, but the action centers on Washington, starting in the infamous “Year of the Spy”—when, one by one, the CIA’s agents in Moscow began to be killed, up through to the very last man.

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Zero Fail

The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service

By Carol Leonnig

The first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.

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Alan Furst Espionage Novels

By Alan Furst

Alan Furst has lived for long periods in France, especially in Paris, and has travelled as a journalist in Eastern Europe and Russia. He has written extensively.

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Alan Furst — A Hero of France

Speaking at Politics and Prose in 2016

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Writing Spy Novels

By Alan Furst

Alan Furst speaks about his evolution as a writer, his research and writing process.

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John Le Carré Espionage Novels

By John le Carré

John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: Tinke, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy, and Smiley’s People. His novels include The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Taileor of Panama, and Single & Single. John le Carre lived in Cornwall.

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7 John Le Carré Novels

That Inspired Great Spy Thriller Movies and Series

By Maddie P — Collider

Whenever we think of spy fiction, it’s mostly James Bond that comes to mind. The primly dressed, suave, martini-loving gentleman, agent 007 glamorizes espionage. But if you want a completely different view of spycraft and spies, then there’s one creator that would serve your intrigue in just the way you expect.

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The Black Tulip

A Novel of War in Afghanistan

By Milton Bearden

Set in the treacherous mountains of Afghanistan and the equally hazardous headquarters of the CIA Operations Directorate in Washington, The Black Tulip is a fast-paced thriller, based on real events, by the legendary spy who masterminded the plot to arm Afghan freedom fighters in their holy war against the Soviets. A longtime veteran of the CIA, Bearden knows the tricks of the trade, the price of honor, the bonds of blood, and the enduring lure of retribution.

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The Riddle of the Sands

By Erskine Childers

While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. Written by Childers—who served in the Royal Navy during World War I—as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses, The Riddle of the Sands accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of espionage literature ever since, praised as much for its nautical action as for its suspenseful spycraft.

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Prince of Spies

The Richard Prince Thrillers Book 1

By Alex Gerlis

1942: A German spy comes ashore on a desolate stretch of Lincolnshire beach. But he is hunted down by a young detective, Richard Prince. The secret services have need of a man like him…

In occupied Europe, Denmark is a hotbed of problems for British intelligence. Rumours of a war-ending weapon being developed by the Germans are rife.

Sent to Copenhagen, Prince is soon caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Dodging Gestapo agents, SS muscle and the danger of betrayal, his survival – and the war effort – hangs in the balance.

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Sea of Spies

The Richard Prince Thrillers Book 2

By Alex Gerlis

The Allies are desperate to stop neutral Turkey supplying vital materials to the Nazis – materials which could help them win the war. But then a British agent makes a fatal mistake, and disappears in Istanbul.

In England, detective turned spy Richard Prince – back from a clandestine mission in Nazi-occupied Europe – is hunting for his lost son. Before long he is drawn into a dangerous follow-up operation, posing as a journalist in Turkey.

The mission soon goes wrong. Out of touch with London and stranded hundreds of miles behind enemy lines, Prince will have to find evidence of the Turks secret trade with the Nazis, as well as a way out.

Chances of survival? Low. Chance of completing his mission? Prince will do whatever it takes.

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Ring of Spies

The Richard Prince Thrillers Book 3

By Alex Gerlis

Berlin, 1939: A German intelligence officer learns a top agent is quickly moving up the British Army ranks. He bides his time.

Arnhem, 1944: British paratroopers have been slaughtered in one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War. A shell shocked officer is convinced: the Germans knew they were coming.

But who betrayed them?

Back in London, Richard Prince, detective and spy, is approached by MI5 about a counterintelligence operation. Information is leaking and British troops are dying. Prince has to stop it, and crack the suspected spy ring at all costs. But in the world of espionage nothing is as it seems…

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Agent in Berlin

The Wolf Pack Spies Book 1

By Alex Gerlis

War is coming to Europe.

British spymaster Barnaby Allen begins recruiting a network of agents in Germany. With diplomatic relations quickly unravelling, this pack of spies soon comes into their own: the horse-loving German at home in Berlin’s underground; the young American sports journalist; the mysterious Luftwaffe officer; the Japanese diplomat and the most unlikely one of all… the SS officer’s wife.

Despite constant danger and the ever-present threats of discovery and betrayal, Allen’s network unearths top-secret plans for a new German fighter plane – and a truly devastating intelligence prize… an audacious Japanese plan to attack the United States. But can they prove it?

The race is on.

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Running into the Darkness

By D. A. Bale

Samantha never intended to kill the President. As a doctor, she swore an oath to protect life – not take it. But that was before he ordered the murder of her family.

Swept from the frigid New York City winter, Dr. Samantha Bartlett returns to the Midwest to once again confront the sting of death – and face those she left behind. But she’s not alone. A strange man she dubs “Shades” haunts her every step as she seeks answers to the inferno which claimed her grandmother’s life, an eerie reminder of her parents’ deaths. The secrets Samantha uncovers forever shatter the image of those she only thought she knew.

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The Adults in the Room

A Tim Hall Mystery

By Jeffrey Mechling

A former CIA operative, Tim Hall believed his life had moved on for the better after a forced resignation. His memories lost after a tragic accident, he could only recall bits and pieces of his previous spy-work days, with flashbacks returning in the form of dreams and nightmares.

After falling in love with a voluptuous local bartender in Baltimore, Tim was finally looking forward to spending the rest of his days in peace and harmony. A shadow of his former self, this was an opportunity to redeem himself from the life of sabotage and global intelligence.

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Red Widow

By Alma Katsu

An exhilarating spy thriller written by an intelligence veteran about two women CIA agents whose paths become intertwined around a threat to the Russia Division–one that’s coming from inside the agency.

Lyndsey Duncan worries her career with the CIA might be over. After lines are crossed with another intelligence agent during an assignment, she is sent home to Washington on administrative leave. So when a former colleague–now Chief of the Russia Division–recruits her for an internal investigation, she jumps at the chance to prove herself. Lyndsey was once a top handler in the Moscow Field Station, where she was known as the “human lie detector” and praised for recruiting some of the most senior Russian officials. But now, three Russian assets have been exposed–including one of her own–and the CIA is convinced there’s a mole in the department. With years of work in question and lives on the line, Lyndsey is thrown back into life at the agency, this time tracing the steps of those closest to her.

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Red London

Red Widow Book 2

By Alma Katsu

CIA agent Lyndsey Duncan has a new asset to turn, in order to prevent the most calculated global invasion of our time. But will their blossoming friendship get in the way?

After an explosive takedown of a well-placed mole within the CIA, agent Lyndsey Duncan has been tasked with keeping tabs on her newest Russian asset, deadly war criminal Dmitri Tarasenko. She arrives in London fully focused on the assignment at hand, until her MI6 counterpart, Davis Ranford, the very person responsible for ending her last mission overseas after they were caught in a whirlwind affair, personally calls for her.

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The Asset Spy

Spy thriller book 1

By Saul Herzog

Montana, USA
When Lance Spector quit the CIA, he swore he was out for good. One more government lie and he would go off the deep end. They could find someone else to do their dirty work. As far as he was concerned, Washington, Langley, the Pentagon could all go to hell.

Yekaterinburg, Russia
A secret Russian expedition returns with a devastating new pathogen, harvested from the frozen corpses of mammoths. It’s the biological super weapon they’ve been looking for, an apocalypse-level pathogen, a virus more deadly than anything ever to come out of a Russian lab. Something that will stop NATO and the Americans in their tracks.
A Biological Chernobyl.

Washington DC, USA
A mysterious vial, sealed in a titanium case, arrives at CIA headquarters. They have no idea who sent it, but it comes with a note.  “I will only speak to Lance Spector.”

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The Soviet Sisters

a novel of the cold war

By Anika Scott

A gripping new historical novel filled with secrets, lies, and betrayals, following two spy sisters during the Cold War

Sisters Vera and Marya were brought up as good Soviets: obedient despite hardships of poverty and tragedy, committed to communist ideals, and loyal to Stalin. Several years after fighting on the Eastern front, both women find themselves deep in the mire of conflicts shaping a new world order in 1947 Berlin. When Marya, an interpreter, gets entangled in Vera’s cryptic web of deceit and betrayal, she must make desperate choices to survive—and protect those she loves.

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The Crimson Thread

By Kate Forsyth

In Crete during World War II, Alenka, a young woman who fights with the resistance against the brutal Nazi occupation, finds herself caught between her traitor of a brother and the man she loves, an undercover agent working for the Allies.

May 1941. German paratroopers launch a blitzkrieg from the air against Crete. They are met with fierce defiance, the Greeks fighting back with daggers, pitchforks, and kitchen knives. During the bloody eleven-day battle, Alenka, a young Greek woman, saves the lives of two Australian soldiers.

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The Librarian Spy

By Madeline Martin

Ava thought her job as a librarian at the Library of Congress would mean a quiet, routine existence. But an unexpected offer from the US military has brought her to Lisbon with a new mission: posing as a librarian while working undercover as a spy gathering intelligence.

Meanwhile, in occupied France, Elaine has begun an apprenticeship at a printing press run by members of the Resistance. It’s a job usually reserved for men, but in the war, those rules have been forgotten. Yet she knows that the Nazis are searching for the press and its printer in order to silence them.

As the battle in Europe rages, Ava and Elaine find themselves connecting through coded messages and discovering hope in the face of war.

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Yesterday’s Spy

By Tom Bradby

London, 1953. Harry Towers is a recently retired, and even more recently widowed, British intelligence officer. But he springs to action when hears that his estranged son Sean has disappeared in Tehran after writing a damning article about the involvement of government officials in the opium trade.

In Tehran, a city on the brink of a historic coup, Harry’s career as a spy soon proves perfect training for this much more personal mission as American, British, Iranian, and French players flit in and out of the scene. But as the first attempt at a coup in the city fails and foreign powers jockey for oil, money, and influence, Sean’s disappearance takes on a more sinister tone. Was he really taken in retribution for his reporting, or is this an attempt to silence a globally significant revelation he was preparing to make?

Or, most terrifying of all, does Sean’s disappearance have nothing to do with him at all? Has Harry’s past caught up to them all?

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Red, White, and Spy

By John Ellsworth

Are you selling secrets to the Russians? Michael Gresham Wants to Know.

If you like legal intrigue and spies on spies, here’s Michael Gresham in a desperate chess game against a Russian sniper and American lawyers who have sold out to the Russians. The prize is the right to control American oil fields. The Russians have moved in and are claiming parts of oil fields in Oklahoma, Colorado, the Dakotas, and Montana for themselves. The plan is to take control of American energy.

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The Barista’s Guide to Espionage

an eva destruction novel

By Dave Sinclair

There’s a new girl in town and she’s come to kick some ass.

Meet Eva Destruction, the only thing quicker than her mouth is her talent for getting into trouble. It’s true she’s always had an eye for a bad boy but when she falls for billionaire super-villain Harry Lancing, it seems that even Eva may have bitten off more than she can chew. Eva hurtles headlong into terrorist attacks, assassinations, car chases and the occasional close encounter with a dashing spy who seems determined to charm Eva into bed as he is to thwart Lancing’s plans to bring down every government on Earth.

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The Swamp

Deceit and Corruption in the CIA

By Jeff Grant

An Elizabeth Petrov Thriller—Book 1

The Russians have developed a weapons system so powerful and deadly it could alter the balance of power in the world—and in space. What happens when an admittedly nerdy CalTech physics grad, a former model rocket enthusiast turned Ph.D., working at NASA’s renowned Jet Propulsion Laboratory in sunny Pasadena, is recruited by a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) desperate to close the gap?

Dr. Elizabeth Petrov was brought to the US as a toddler from Russia by her grandfather and speaks the language like a native. Her unique combination of birthright, education, and experience studying the field of hypersonic flight, where spacecraft can reach speeds over five times the speed of sound, brings her country calling. From all indications, the Russian system will soon be operational, a fact too chilling to even entertain.

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The Prince Is Missing

The Kori Briggs Series of Thriller Spy Novels

By AP Rawls

SHE’S FUN. She’s smart. She’s gorgeous…

…Oh, and she’s a real badass when she needs to be. She’s Kori Briggs, super spy, and if you haven’t spent any time with her yet, what the heck are you waiting for

In this fourth book of the popular A.P. Rawls series of Kori Briggs suspense spy thrillers, Kori has been tasked with the assignment of finding England’s missing Prince Grayson! All signs point to a kidnapping at the hands of an American ex-con, but Kori knows there’s much more to the story. Follow her and her trusty Russian sidekick Anya Kovalev as they scour the grand city of London for clues to the prince’s disappearance.

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SPY NOVELISTS

AP Rawls

Robert Baer

Bayard & Holmes

Milton Bearden 

Mark Bowden

Yossef Bodansky

James Bruno

Jack Carr

Charles Cumming

Len Deighton

Alan Furst

Saul Herzog

David Ignatius

Adam James

Sebastian Junger

Andrew Kaplan

Alma Katsu

Philip Kerr

John le Carré

Robert Littell

Mark Mazzetti

George Orwell

Chris Pavone

Martin Cruz Smith

Olen Steinhauer

David Vinjamuri

Valerie Plame Wilson

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