Never Send Flowers by John Gardner

By John Gardner

In several corners of the realm 4 high-profile figures are assassinated in below every week. no one hyperlinks the deaths yet something is sure: each one of them has been stalked, sought out and killed with care and instruction. Then a sinister connection is verified: a unmarried, blood-tipped rose is shipped to every funeral and an unremarkable girl agent is murdered in Switzerland.When MI5 come to MI6 to invite for support M brings in his most sensible. at the beginning, a weekend in a foreign country turns out tempting to James Bond: particularly whilst he's paired with Flicka von Grusse, a stunning Swiss intelligence officer. yet it is a perilous task that starts off with the mysterious actor David Dragonpol and leads them to Athens, Milan and directly to EuroDisney ... and an explosive climax.

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America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the by Hugh Wilford

By Hugh Wilford

From the Sep 11 assaults to waterboarding to drone moves, kinfolk among the us and the center East appear stuck in a downward spiral. And all too usually, the critical Intelligence enterprise has made the location worse. yet this challenge was once no longer a ancient inevitability—far from it. certainly, the earliest new release of CIA operatives was once truly the region’s staunchest western ally.

In America’s nice Game, celebrated intelligence historian Hugh Wilford finds the magnificent background of the CIA’s pro-Arab operations within the Forties and 50s by means of tracing the paintings of the agency’s 3 so much influential—and colorful—officers within the heart East. Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was once the grandson of Theodore Roosevelt and the 1st head of CIA covert motion within the quarter; his cousin, Archie Roosevelt, used to be a center East pupil and leader of the Beirut station. the 2 Roosevelts joined mixed forces with Miles Copeland, a maverick covert operations expert who had joined the yank intelligence institution in the course of global conflict II. With their deep wisdom of center japanese affairs, the 3 males have been heirs to an American missionary culture that engaged Arabs and Muslims with appreciate and empathy. but they have been additionally desirous about imperial intrigue, and have been desirous to play a latest rematch of the “Great Game,” the nineteenth-century fight among Britain and Russia for keep an eye on over relevant Asia. regardless of their stable intentions, those “Arabists” propped up authoritarian regimes, tried secretly to sway public opinion in the United States opposed to aid for the hot nation of Israel, and staged coups that irrevocably destabilized the countries with which they empathized. Their efforts, and supreme failure, may form the process U.S.–Middle jap family for many years to come.

Based on an unlimited array of declassified executive files, inner most papers, and private interviews, America’s nice Game tells the riveting tale of the merry band of CIA officials whose undercover agent video games perpetually replaced U.S. overseas policy.

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Assignment in Brittany by Helen MacInnes

By Helen MacInnes

He stared on the surprising watch on his wrist. 3 hours in the past he had stood on English soil. 3 hours in the past he were Martin Hearne, British Intelligence agent. Now he was once in Nazi-occupied Brittany, posing as Bertrand Corlay, with the Frenchman's existence diminished to headings in his memory.

Hearne regarded down on the pale uniform which had as soon as been Corlay's, felt once again for the papers within the inside of pocket. He was once prepared. any further he was once one step clear of death...

The Queen of secret agent Writers returns in a gorgeous sequence amassing all of her maximum works! Titan kicks off with task in Brittany; the gripping story of an undercover operative deep in Nazi-occupied France.

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The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage by David E. Hoffman

By David E. Hoffman

From the writer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning heritage The useless Hand comes the riveting tale of a secret agent who cracked open the Soviet army examine institution and a penetrating portrait of the CIA's Moscow station, an outpost of bold espionage within the final years of the chilly War

whereas using out of the yank embassy in Moscow at the night of February sixteen, 1978, the executive of the CIA's Moscow station heard a knock on his motor vehicle window. a guy at the slash passed him an envelope whose contents surprised U.S. intelligence: info of top-secret Soviet study and advancements in army expertise that have been completely unknown to the U.S.. within the years that undefined, the fellow, Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer in a Soviet army layout bureau, used his high-level entry handy over tens of hundreds of thousands of pages of technical secrets and techniques. His revelations allowed the US to reshape its guns platforms to defeat Soviet radar at the flooring and within the air, giving the us close to overall superiority within the skies over Europe.
probably the most invaluable spies to paintings for the us within the 4 a long time of worldwide disagreement with the Soviet Union, Tolkachev took huge, immense own risks--but so did the americans. The CIA had lengthy struggled to recruit and run brokers in Moscow, and Tolkachev used to be a unique leap forward. utilizing secret agent cameras and mystery codes in addition to face-to-face conferences in parks and on highway corners, Tolkachev and his handlers succeeded for years in eluding the scary KGB in its personal yard, until eventually the day got here while a stunning betrayal placed all of them in danger.
Drawing on formerly mystery records bought from the CIA and on interviews with members, David Hoffman has created an unparalleled and poignant portrait of Tolkachev, a guy influenced by way of the depredations of the Soviet country to grasp the craft of spying opposed to his personal nation. Stirring, unpredictable, and now and then unbearably demanding, The Billion greenback Spy is an excellent feat of reporting that unfolds like an espionage mystery.

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The Athena Project by Brad Thor

By Brad Thor

The world’s so much elite counterterrorism unit has simply taken its online game to a wholly new point. and never a second too quickly . . .
From at the back of the rows of razor twine, a brand new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged. 
Just as expert, simply as fearsome, and simply as lethal as their colleagues, Delta Force’s most recent participants have just one factor atmosphere them apart—their gender. a part of a top-secret, all-female application codenamed The Athena venture, four of Delta’s top and brightest ladies are approximately to adopt one of many nation’s deadliest assignments. 
When a terrorist assault in Rome kills greater than twenty american citizens, Athena crew individuals Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with removing the Venetian fingers broker accountable for supplying the explosives. yet there's extra to the tale than someone knows. 
In the jungles of South the United States, a tender U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by means of monoliths lined with Runic symbols, certainly one of America’s maximum fears seems to have come precise. concurrently in Colorado, a overseas secret agent is with reference to penetrating the mysterious mystery the U.S. govt has hidden underneath Denver overseas Airport. 
As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper shut in on their aim, they're going to quickly examine that one other attack—one of incredible proportions—has already been set in movement, and the best probability they face could be the secrets and techniques saved by means of their very own executive.

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The Killing (Cherub, Book 4) by Robert Muchamore

By Robert Muchamore

CHERUB brokers are all seventeen and below. They put on skate tees and hemp, and seem like common childrens. yet they're now not. they're educated execs who're despatched out on missions to secret agent on terrorists and foreign drug buyers. CHERUB brokers hack into desktops, trojan horse complete homes, and obtain the most important records. it's a hugely harmful activity. for his or her security, those brokers don't EXIST.

Leona is a small-time criminal with immense cash. while the law enforcement officials name in CHERUB, James's project appears fullyyt regimen: make great with Leon's little ones, dig up a few leads, and infiltrate his domestic. but if James by surprise unravels a miles higher plot, the undertaking turns into whatever yet usual. regrettably, the one one who may well comprehend in truth a reclusive eighteen-year-old boy — who occurs to have died greater than a yr in the past.

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The Bancroft Strategy by Robert Ludlum

By Robert Ludlum

Within the culture of such Ludlum classics as The Chancellor Manuscript and The Icarus Agenda, The Bancroft Strategy is a compelling novel of intrigue, the place figures locate themselves dealing with a shadowy association operating to curve international politics to their very own unsavory ends.

When Todd Belknap - a mythical box agent for Consular Operations with a name as whatever of a cowboy - is become independent from from the corporation after an operation is going mistaken, his ally and fellow agent is kidnapped in Lebanon by means of a armed forces team with a vicious popularity. whilst the govt. refuses to both rescue him or negotiate for his free up, Belknap comes to a decision to take concerns into his personal hands.

Meanwhile, hedge fund analyst Andrea Bancroft will get a stunning name - she is to obtain an unforeseen bequest of six million cash from a cousin she by no means met. With one -- she needs to comply with take a seat at the board of the Bancroft relatives origin, a charitable association that's run through the family members patriarch, Paul Newton. Having by no means been concerned with, or perhaps met, the relations - her mom was once in brief married to an Bancroft and bring to a halt all touch a long time in the past - Andrea is intrigued. however the starting place, that's devoted to doing strategic solid deeds, appears to be like much less and no more benign the extra deeply concerned she will get. What precisely is their involvement with the "Genesis" - a mysterious staff operating to destabilize the geopolitical stability on the danger of thousands of lives? As occasions improve, Todd Belknap and Andrea Bancroft come jointly and needs to shape an uneasy alliance in the event that they are to discover the reality in the back of "Genesis" -- earlier than it really is too past due.

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Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner

By Tim Weiner

For the final sixty years, the CIA has controlled to keep up an impressive recognition regardless of its poor checklist, burying its mistakes in top-secret information. Its venture was once to understand the area. while it didn't prevail, it got down to swap the area. Its disasters have passed us, within the phrases of President Eisenhower, “a legacy of ashes.”

Now Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Tim Weiner deals the 1st definitive background of the CIA—and every little thing is at the checklist. LEGACY OF ASHES is predicated on greater than 50,000 files, basically from the documents of the CIA itself, and enormous quantities of interviews with CIA veterans, together with ten administrators of vital Intelligence. It takes the CIA from its construction after global battle II, via its battles within the chilly struggle and the battle on terror, to its near-collapse after 9/ll.

Tim Weiner’s prior paintings at the CIA and American intelligence used to be hailed as “impressively reported” and “immensely entertaining” within the manhattan occasions.

The Wall road magazine known as it “truly awesome . . . the easiest ebook ever written on a case of espionage.” this is the hidden background of the CIA: why 11 presidents and 3 generations of CIA officials were not able to appreciate the area; why approximately each CIA director has left the enterprise in worse form than he came upon it; and the way those mess ups have profoundly jeopardized our nationwide security.

Reviews:

From Publishers Weekly
Starred assessment. Is the significant Intelligence enterprise a bulwark of freedom opposed to harmful foes, or a malevolent conspiracy to unfold American imperialism? a bit of either, in keeping with this soaking up learn, yet, the writer concludes, it truly is in general a reservoir of incompetence and delusions that serves no one's pursuits good. Pulitzer Prize–winning ny instances correspondent Weiner musters large archival study and interviews with top-ranking insiders, together with former CIA chiefs Richard Helms and Stansfield Turner, to give the agency's saga as an workout in attempting to switch the area with no bothering to appreciate it. Hypnotized by way of covert motion and stressed through presidents, the CIA, he claims, wasted its assets fomenting coups, assassinations and insurgencies, rigging overseas elections and bribing political leaders, whereas its infrequent successes encouraged fiascoes just like the Bay of Pigs and the Iran-Contra affair. in the meantime, Weiner contends, its right functionality of amassing exact intelligence languished. With its operations simply penetrated by means of enemy spies, the CIA was once unaware of occasions in adverse international locations like Russia, Cuba and Iraq and tragically improper concerning the the most important advancements lower than its purview, from the Iranian revolution and the autumn of communism to the absence of Iraqi WMDs. some of the misadventures Weiner covers, from time to time sketchily, are standard, yet his finished survey brings out the chronic difficulties that plague the supplier. the result's a reputable and damning indictment of yank intelligence coverage. (Aug. 7)

From Bookmarks Magazine
Tim Weiner, a number of Pulitzer Prize winner, longtime big apple instances reporter, and the writer of Betrayal: the tale of Aldrich Ames, American undercover agent (1995) and clean fee: The Pentagon's Black finances (1991) hits his marks in Legacy of Ashes. Drawing on greater than 50,000 records and three hundred on-the-record interviews with key gamers (10 of them former administrators of the supplier; the entire book's many notes and quotations are attributed), Weiner treats his topic with a ruthless, journalistic eye, skewering Republican and Democratic administrations alike for the CIA's slide into mediocrity. One critic reveals a weak spot in Weiner's exuberant dismantling of the outdated safeguard on the cost of extra modern research. nonetheless, this can be an immense ebook that would catch the eye of an individual drawn to the CIA's checkered history.

From Booklist
National-security journalist Weiner helps an American clandestine espionage provider yet flays the person who has been in enterprise for the earlier 60 years. His historical past of the CIA attracts commonly from basic documentation, yielding vigorous episodes of brokers and operations and the reactions to their effects via CIA administrators and presidents. The identify rates President Dwight Eisenhower's damaging opinion of the intelligence association, a recurrent government grievance that activates Weiner's research of the CIA's ancient difficulties. He argues that covert motion has deflected the CIA from espionage's vintage functionality of ascertaining adversaries' secrets and techniques and intentions and, as a result, populates those pages with covert-action fiascoes (the Bay of Pigs in 1961) and intelligence disasters to sidestep one other Pearl Harbor (one cause the CIA used to be created) equivalent to Sept. 11. even though severe, Weiner expresses esteem for yes CIA administrators, similar to Richard Helms. those administrators understood espionage fundamentals, and Weiner concludes with the wish that the CIA gets again to them. millions of the CIA's annual candidates will hunt down an institutional historical past, and Weiner's ably meets that desire. Taylor, Gilbert

"Must interpreting for a person drawn to the CIA or American intelligence seeing that global struggle II." —The Washington Post“Legacy of Ashes is the simplest publication I've but learn at the CIA's covert actions." —Edward Jay Epstein, The Wall highway Journal"Legacy of Ashes can be must-reading for each presidential candidate—and each American who desires to comprehend why the kingdom time and again stumbles into one catastrophe overseas after another.”—The Boston Globe “A well timed and very important contribution . . . [that] glitters with relevance.”—Los Angeles Times“This is via a long way the scariest booklet of the year.”—The Christian technology Monitor

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Carrie's Run (Until Homeland, Book 1) by Andrew Kaplan

By Andrew Kaplan

An edge-of-your-seat unique prequel in line with Showtime's hit sequence Homeland!

Beirut, 2006. CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison slightly escapes an ambush whereas trying a clandestine assembly with a brand new touch, code-name Nightingale. Suspicious that protection has been compromised, she demanding situations the station leader in a heated disagreement that will get her booted again to Langley.

Expert in spotting and looking ahead to behavioral patterns--a ability more desirable via her bipolar disease she retains mystery to guard her career--Carrie is more and more convinced terrorist plot has been set in movement. She hazards a stunning act of insubordination that is helping her discover mystery proof connecting Nightingale with Abu Nazir, the chief of Al Qaeda in Iraq. decided to forestall the terrorist mastermind, she embarks on an obsessive quest that might approximately spoil her.

Filled with the suspense and plot twists that experience made Homeland a must-watch sequence, this riveting story unearths the compelling untold again tales of the series' major characters and takes enthusiasts deeper into the existence and brain of 1 amazing lady undercover agent.

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Quiller Solitaire by Adam Hall

By Adam Hall

By no means have Quiller’s survival abilities been so the most important as within the eerily prophetic venture code-named “Solitaire.” while the physique of the agent he used to be imagined to safeguard is found within the burnt spoil of a automobile, Quiller needs to unveil the reality at the back of rumors of a bomb probability someplace in Europe. Posing as a global fingers broker, he infiltrates Nemesis, a gaggle of deeply spiritual Euro-terrorist enthusiasts who stick to a psychopathic and intensely clever chief. Quiller’s ultimate assembly with Nemesis transpires on Pan Am Flight 905, which includes 20,000 kilos of explosives and forty cylinders of nerve gas—and has disappeared from the radar monitors. Quiller by myself needs to cease the airplane and its suicidal terrorist group from attaining their unknown destination.

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