Category: Espionage

  • The Litvinenko File: The Life and Death of a Russian Spy

    By Martin Sixsmith

    On December 7 2006, in a Highgate Cemetery soaking wet with London rain, a Russian was once buried inside a stone's throw of the grave of Karl Marx. He was once Alexander Litvinenko, Sasha to his neighbors, a boy from the deep Russian provinces who rose in the course of the ranks of the world's such a lot feared defense carrier. Litvinenko was once the fellow who denounced homicide and corruption within the Russian executive, fled from the wrath of the Kremlin, got here to London, and allied himself with Moscow's sworn enemies.  Now he was once a martyr, condemned through foes unknown to an agonizing dying in a medical institution mattress hundreds of thousands of miles from domestic.

    Martin Sixsmith attracts on his lengthy event because the BBC's Moscow correspondent and his touch with the main London-based Russians to dissect Alexander Litvinenko's homicide. Myriad theories were recommend on the grounds that he died, however the tale is going again to 2000 while hostilities have been declared among the Kremlin and its political competitors. it is a warfare that has blown cold and hot for over six years, and that has pitted a few of Russia's most powerful, richest males opposed to the main strong Russian president in view that Josef Stalin.  The clash can be starting to revive horrors of the times of the KGB, in a clash that appears set purely to accentuate because the March 2008 presidential election approaches.

    The Litvinenko File is a gripping inside of account of a surprising act of homicide, whilst Russia's conflict with itself spilled over onto the streets of London and made the area take notice.
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  • Wanted (Danny Shanklin, Book 2)

    By Emlyn Rees

    Hunted through nine overseas Intelligence firms for a terrorist atrocity he didn't devote, hostage negotiator Danny Shanklin is now the world's so much sought after guy, with a gift of $10,000,000 being provided for his catch lifeless or alive.

    Trapped in a dangerous race opposed to the clock, in addition to keeping his relations, Danny's obtained to trace down the terrorists who framed him. and forestall them earlier than they get their arms on 6 deadly smallpox formulations, anybody of that can set off an international pandemic, which might depart only one in three humans alive.

    With only a 7 foot Ukrainian mercenary and a ruthless lady murderer hell-bent on avenging her father's loss of life to aid him, Danny quickly reveals himself being compelled into turning into either predator and prey as he desperately attempts to win the struggle of his life.

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    'Hunted supplies new desiring to the word "fast-paced". jam-packed with shrewdpermanent twists, stylishly...
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  • The Falconer's Tale

    By Gordon Kent

    An exhilarating new story of recent espionage and foreign intrigue – absolute to entice the numerous enthusiasts of Tom Clancy, Dale Brown and Patrick Robinson.

    Jerry Piat has been at the run from the FBI for 2 years, yet he’s approximately to be made a suggestion he can't refuse. Clyde Partlow an top CIA government wishes him for a undertaking that includes a member of the Saudi ruling clique, a fearsome guy who’s been dishonest his personal affiliates out in their investment for terrorism opposed to the West ,and utilizing the cash for his personal own revenue. Piat’s activity is to appeal to former agent Digger Hackbutt into operating for the CIA back. Hackbutt will use his exemplary abilities as a falconer as bait for the Saudi aristocrat, which in flip will hatch a bold plan for blackmail.

    Meanwhile backstage Alan Craik is very suspicious of Clyde Partlow’s intentions and units approximately searching for out precisely what's going on.

    With the bait set and Jerry Pitat approximately to be a loose guy for the frist time in years, every thing is determined for achievement. however the top laid plans seldom run easily and the final word catastrophe is simply moments away.

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  • The Killing (CHERUB)

    By Robert Muchamore

    As a teenager unique agent, James is used to going undercover. yet he’s no longer used to enjoying dead…. This action-packed CHERUB novel positive aspects an edgy new glance!

    CHERUB brokers are hugely expert, super talented—and all below the age of seventeen. For respectable reasons, those brokers don't exist. they're despatched out on missions to secret agent on terrorists, hack into the most important records, and assemble intel on international threats—all with no devices or guns. it really is an incredibly harmful activity, yet those brokers have one an important virtue: Adults by no means suspect that youngsters are spying on them.
         In The Killing, James is assigned to what appears like a regimen venture. Leon is a small-time criminal with huge funds. James’s task is to make great with Leon’s teenagers, dig up a few leads, and infiltrate his domestic. but if James unexpectedly unravels a far better plot, the venture turns into whatever yet usual. regrettably, the one one who may perhaps understand in point of fact a reclusive eighteen-year-old boy—who occurs to have died greater than a yr in the past.
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  • Fifty Dead Men Walking: The true story of an undercover agent inside the IRA.

    By Martin McGartland

    For greater than 4 years, Martin McGartland lived the outstanding double lifetime of a undercover agent. To the IRA, he was once a relied on Intelligence place of work and an critical member of an energetic carrier unit. To the British govt although, he used to be identified purely as 'Agent Carol'. Martin McGartland is credited via British Intelligence with saving the lives of a minimum of fifty humans. each time he tipped off the specialists, he risked detection and but, heroically and fearlessly, he persisted to go on life-saving details. ultimately, his disguise was once blown. Martin was once taken from Sinn Fein headquarters in Belfast to an IRA safehouse for wondering and virtually definite execution. although guarded through armed males, in a determined bid for freedom, he dived from a 3rd ground window...This breathtaking tale is now an enormous movie starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess.
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  • Die Rich, Die Happy (John Craig, Book 2)

    By James Munro

    Trying to find Callan Books through James Mitchell, I occurred throughout those on a Russian website. The formatting and proofing was once simply lousy. I've learn them via, anglisized the spelling from American to English, tidied the format and further new covers.

    They're not so good as I keep in mind them (I ponder whether the Callan books can be while i locate them) yet nonetheless worth a learn. learn them in order.

    Oil is a delicate commodity for Western governments so while difficulties come up for a wealthy guy who can bring the oil rights division ok is speedy to ship in a person they could simply disavow. Craig already is familiar with he can't belief somebody within the division yet quickly unearths he fairly can't belief somebody in any respect. whilst the stakes are excessive adequate every body acts of their personal interest.
    Has a few notion frightening sidelines at the psychological results of violence, even on these to whom violence will be commonplace.

    The set of 4 John Craig books have been released through the Sixties while the romantic concept of spying was once stylish. The Craig books are essentially interesting action/violent spy-type tales; additionally they care for the way in which executive corporations might use humans in a cold-blooded type, as disposable and ideally non-attributable temporary resources. The Harry Palmer books by means of Deighton and John Le Carre's 'The secret agent Who got here In from the Cold' take care of a similar topic yet in a extra cerebral, much less violent means, even though they stated using violence.

    John Craig out-Bonds Bond. every one Craig publication is a complete and whole tale, however the 4 of them make an outstanding sequence. the nature develops and a long time around the books. The 4 books during this sequence are: the fellow Who bought dying; Die wealthy, Die chuffed; funds that cash Can't purchase; The blameless Bystanders.

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  • The Forgotten Spy: The Untold Story of Stalin's First British Mole

    In this gripping publication, Nick Barratt delves into the murky waters of the British and Russian mystery carrier. Tracing the tale of his nice uncle Ernest Holloway Oldham—known as ARNO to his "friends" within the Russian mystery service—we are taken on a trip in the course of the darkish secrets and techniques of brokers, distinct brokers and double brokers, in the course of a interval of heritage whilst all people had anything to conceal. After serving within the British military in the course of international battle I, Ernest was once drafted into the Communications division of the united kingdom overseas place of work, the place he was once charged with supplying encrypted messages to embassies and consulates around the globe. Over the process the following decade or so, Ernest used to be drawn deeper and deeper into the paranoid underworld of pre-Cold battle espionage and right into a double-life that turned the darkest of secrets.
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  • Dark Rivers of the Heart: A Novel

    By Dean Koontz

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    Do you dare step throughout the crimson door? Spencer furnish had no thought what drew him to the bar with the purple door. He concept he may simply sit, have a sluggish beer or , and check with a stranger. He couldn’t understand that it is going to bring about a slim get away from a bungalow exact by way of a SWAT workforce. Or that it will depart him a sought after guy.
     
    yet now Spencer is at the run from mysterious and ruthless males. he's in love with a girl he is aware subsequent to not anything approximately. And he's hiding from a prior he can’t totally have in mind. On his path is a shadowy safeguard corporation that solutions to no one—including the U.S. government—and a guy who considers himself a compassionate Angel of loss of life. yet worst of all, Spencer provide is on a collision direction with internal demons he suggestion he’d buried years ago—inner demons that may wreck him if his enemies don’t first.
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  • Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War with China

    By David Wise

    For a long time, whereas the United States obsessed over Soviet spies, China quietly penetrated the top degrees of presidency. Now, for the 1st time, in keeping with various interviews with key insiders on the FBI and CIA in addition to with chinese language brokers and other people with regards to them, David clever tells the total tale of China’s many victories and defeats in its American secret agent wars.Two key situations interweave all through: Katrina Leung, code-named Parlor Maid, labored for the FBI for years, even after she grew to become a mystery double agent for China, aided through amorous affairs with either one of her FBI handlers. the following, too, is the interior tale of the case, code-named Tiger catch, of a key Chinese-American scientist suspected of stealing nuclear guns secrets and techniques. those instances resulted in many others, regarding recognized names from Wen Ho Lee to Richard Nixon, beautiful nationwide safeguard leaks, and complicated cyberspying. the tale takes us as much as the current, with a West Coast undercover agent ring whose individuals have been sentenced in 2010—but it definitely will proceed for future years, as China faces off opposed to the USA. David Wise’s historical past of China’s undercover agent wars in the United States is choked with eye-popping revelations.

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  • The First Commandment: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series)

    By Brad Thor

    Now in a top rate variation, the explosive overseas mystery that includes military SEAL grew to become place of birth defense operative Scot Harvath, who someplace, one way or the other, has left the inaccurate individual alive.

    When the president of the us is blackmailed into freeing 5 detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a sadistic murderer with a vendetta years within the making is reactivated. unexpectedly, the folks closest to counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath are being certain and he realizes that one way or the other, someplace he has left the incorrect individual alive. along with his existence plunged into absolute peril, and the president ordering him to stick out of the research, Harvath needs to mount his personal covert plan for revenge—and in so doing will discover shattering revelations in regards to the companies and the kingdom he has spent his lifestyles serving.
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