The World of Espionage


From World War II to the Cold War and beyond, enjoy the exploits of the spies and spooks in the novels below:

The day of the Jackal. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick  Forsyth FIC FOR
A police detective must stop a ruthless assassin hired to kill Charles de Gaulle.

Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer FIC MAI
A young man becomes a CIA agent, participating in some of history's most pivotal moments.

Morning Spy, Evening Spy. Morning Spy, Evening Spy by Colin MacKinnon FIC MAC
The CIA asks agent Paul Patterson to find the people responsible for the murder of an operative whose death may have compromised an important mission.

The Moscow Clubby Joseph Finder FIC FIN
An analyst for the CIA is assigned to review the contents of a top secret tape that may have far-reaching implications for several governments.

The Quiet American.  The Quiet American by Graham Greene FIC GRE
A British journalist covering the war in French war in Vietnam meets an idealistic young man who is driven to commit dangerous acts.

Restless. Restless by William Boyd FIC BOY
A mother’s secret past puts her in danger and to uncover who is trying to kill her, she needs her daughter’s help.

The Secret Agent. The Secret Agent by Francine Mathews FIC MAT
The unsolved disappearance of his grandfather drives a man to hire someone who can discover what really happened.

Spies of the Balkans.  Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst FIC FUR
Greek police officer Costa Zannis becomes heavily involved in the war effort and soon is hunted by the Gestapo.

The Thirty-Nine Steps. The Thirty-Nine Stepsby John Buchan FIC BUC
When a mysterious stranger tells Richard Hannay a fantastic story, he is soon dragged into a world of danger and darkness.


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