Annotation:Trained as a German spy, -Eddie Chapman was dropped into wartime Britain by parachute and promptly became a double agent.
Annotation:Jane Smith is charming, sexy, successful, and intelligent, a rare combination of domestic goddess and savvy businesswoman. Although she and her equally perfect husband seem to be the ideal couple, the spark has faded from their marriage. That is, until they win free sessions with a counselor. What they keep hidden from their therapist and each other, they confide in the journals they've been coaxed to keep. Jane and John Smith are actually hired assassins working for rival organizations -- and their next assignments are ... each other!
Annotation:Hard-up Russia expert Dr. Sam Gaddis finally has a lead for a book that could set his career back on track. He has staggering new information about an unknown sixth member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring -- a man who has evaded detection for his entire life. But when his source suddenly dies, Gaddis is left with just shreds of his investigation, and no idea that he is already in too deep.
Annotation:Many former spies make cameo appearances in this profile of James Jesus Angleton, a real spymaster who ran the counterintelligence operations of the CIA for decades after World War II
Annotation:Kate Rule, a CIA analyst battles to force her superiors and the U.S. to act against a Soviet KGB plot involving a Russian spymaster and a military base hidden on the coast of Latvia. Her quarry, General VIktor Majorov, seems to be planning something: a secret attack on Sweden from a nuclear submarine.
Annotation:The Black Death scours 16th-century England, Elizabeth I seems strangely distant from her country's troubles, and someone is killing the spies who keep information about England's enemies flowing to the palace.
Annotation:In 1894, the year Polish-born Conrad settled in England, a failed attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory left an alleged anarchist blown up instead. With such spare facts for inspiration, Conrad crafted this London-based story of political intrigue, police duplicity, familial discord, and ubiquitous corruption.
Annotation:Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy. As his native optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, cannot stand aside and just watch.
Annotation:In the summer of 1778, General Washington needed to know where the British would strike next. To that end, he unleashed an unlikely ring of spies in New York charged with discovering the enemy's battle plans.
Annotation:When a Jewish scholar working in Munich is murdered and all his research stolen, Gabriel Allon, a seemingly gentle artist working patiently on a restoration, is called upon to make discreet inquiries into the incident.
Annotation:Shaffer, now an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, was for years a covert intelligence operative for the Pentagon. In this autobiographical account of his work in Afghanistan and his eventual fall from grace at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), he describes some of his experiences.
Annotation:Charged with crippling communications in Europe before D-Day, Special Operations Executive "Flick" Clariet must pin her hopes on a group of nonprofessionals code-named the Jackdaws.
Annotation:A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, 'Wild Bill' Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services (the country's first national intelligence agency) and the father of today's CIA. Donovan introduced the nation to the dark arts of covert warfare on a scale it had never seen before.
Annotation:Can a heartsore and weary CIA veteran juice up fresh, meaty intelligence from buttoned-down Tehran? Does his trusted Secret Intelligence Service colleague have an inside track, and will he share? Who really holds the cards on the nuclear weapons story in Iran?
Annotation:Michael Centella is a rising star at Wall Street investment bank Saxton Silvers. Everything is going according to plan until the love of his life, Ivy Layton, vanishes on their honeymoon in the Bahamas. Seven years later, Michael's got undercover FBI agents afoot, spyware on his computer, and mysterious e-mails from a "JBU."
Annotation:With the end of the Cold War, spies on both sides of the Iron Curtain discovered there was money to be made renting out their skills to clients in such fields as pharmaceuticals, banking, and agriculture
Annotation:American and British intelligence services discover that al Qaeda is planning something major and horrific that will likely occur somewhere in the United States.
Annotation:An attractive couple vacationing in Antigua meet Dima, a hale and hearty Russian businessman, and his charming children. Tennis, then parties, and soon Perry and Gail are trusted companions of the family. Shockingly, Dima asks Perry to be his negotiator with British intelligence.