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 anything of a cowboy - is break free from the enterprise after an operation is going improper, his ally and fellow agent is kidnapped in Lebanon by means of a armed forces staff with a vicious acceptance. while the govt refuses to both rescue him or negotiate for his liberate, Belknap comes to a decision to take concerns into his personal hands.

Meanwhile, hedge fund analyst Andrea Bancroft will get a shocking name - she is to obtain an unforeseen bequest of six million funds from a cousin she by no means met. With one situation -- she needs to comply with sit down at the board of the Bancroft relations origin, a charitable association that's run by means of the kinfolk patriarch, Paul Newton. Having by no means been concerned with, or perhaps met, the kinfolk - her mom was once in brief married to an Bancroft and bring to an end all touch a long time in the past - Andrea is intrigued. however the origin, that's devoted to doing strategic solid deeds, seems much less and no more benign the extra deeply concerned she will get. What precisely is their involvement with the "Genesis" - a mysterious crew operating to destabilize the geopolitical stability on the possibility of thousands of lives? As occasions enhance, 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" -- prior to it's too overdue.

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The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

By Ken Follett

His identify was once Feliks. He got here to London to dedicate a homicide that might swap background. A grasp manipulator, he had many guns at his command, yet opposed to him have been ranged the entire of the English police, a super and strong lord, and the younger Winston Churchill himself. those odds might have stopped any guy within the world-except the fellow from St. Petersburg...

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The Spy Catchers: The Official History of ASIO 1949 - 1963 by David Horner

By David Horner

For the 1st time, ASIO has opened its documents to an autonomous historian. With unfettered entry to the documents, David Horner tells the true tale of Australia's household intelligence corporation, from shaky beginnings to the expulsion of Ivan Skripov in 1963.

From the beginning, ASIO's challenge was once to seize spies. within the past due Forties, the pinnacle mystery Venona software published information of a Soviet secret agent ring in Australia, supported via best Australian communists. David Horner outlines the strategies ASIO utilized in counterespionage, from embassy bugging to surveillance of neighborhood suspects. His study sheds new gentle at the Petrov Affair, and information incidents and actions that experience by no means been published before.

This authoritative and ground-breaking account overturns many myths approximately ASIO, and gives new insights into broader Australian politics and society within the fraught years of the chilly War.

"The secret agent Catchers is an engaging account of ASIO's early years whilst the main...

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The Wolf at the Door (Sean Dillon, Book 17) by Jack Higgins

By Jack Higgins

darkish males and darker deeds from the New York Times- bestselling writer and "dean of intrigue novelists" (St. Louis publish- Dispatch)

On manhattan, a relied on operative for the president nudges his boat as much as a pier, while a guy materializes out of the rain and shoots him. In London, basic Charles Ferguson, adviser to the best minister, techniques his automobile on a facet highway, while there's a flash and the automobile explodes. In manhattan, a former British soldier, who's additionally a piece greater than that, takes a brief stroll in crucial Park to stretch his legs, while a guy comes up quickly at the back of him, a pistol in his hand.

and that's basically the start. somebody is focusing on the participants of the elite intelligence unit referred to as "the best Minister's inner most army" and all those that paintings with them, and whoever is doing it has loads of assets at his command. Sean Dillon has an idea of who it can be, an outdated nemesis who has basically gotten bored with their interference in his schemes. yet proving it will likely be a tough activity. And surviving it the toughest activity of all. . .

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Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11 by Amy B. Zegart

By Amy B. Zegart

In this pathbreaking e-book, Amy Zegart offers the 1st scholarly exam of the intelligence disasters that preceded September eleven. earlier, these disasters were attributed mostly to person error. yet Zegart indicates how and why the intelligence procedure itself left us vulnerable.

Zegart argues that once the chilly battle ended, the CIA and FBI did not adapt to the increase of terrorism. She makes the case via carrying out painstaking research of greater than 300 intelligence reform concepts and tracing the historical past of CIA and FBI counterterrorism efforts from 1991 to 2001, drawing largely from declassified govt records and interviews with greater than seventy high-ranking govt officers. She reveals that political leaders have been good conscious of the rising terrorist threat and the pressing want for intelligence reform, yet did not in achieving the adjustments they sought. a similar forces that experience stymied intelligence reform for many years are in charge: resistance inside of U.S. intelligence firms, the rational pursuits of politicians and occupation bureaucrats, and middle features of our democracy similar to the fragmented constitution of the government. eventually mess ups of edition ended in mess ups of functionality. Zegart finds how longstanding organizational weaknesses left unaddressed through the Nineteen Nineties avoided the CIA and FBI from capitalizing on twenty-three possibilities to disrupt the September eleven plot.

Spying Blind is a sobering account of why of America's most vital intelligence businesses did not comply with new threats after the chilly struggle, and why they're not likely to conform within the future.

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London Twist - A Delilah Novella by Barry Eisler

By Barry Eisler

For Delilah, the Mossad's most sensible seductress, the parameters of the project have been regimen. The contractor: MI6. the target: infiltrate a fear community, this one working out of London. The stakes: a chain of poison fuel assaults on civilian inhabitants centers.
There's only one wrinkle. the objective is a woman--as shrewdpermanent, attractive, and dedicated as Delilah herself. And for a cynical operative thrust all at once out of her point, the twists and turns of the secret agent video game are nowhere close to as risky because the secrets and techniques and needs of the human heart.

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Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World by Larry Loftis

By Larry Loftis

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

"A sensational e-book, telling a awesome precise tale that few be aware of, even these within the intelligence enterprise. Written within the form of the simplest undercover agent thrillers, the e-book is most unlikely to place down. A needs to read."
Michael Morell, CIA Director (acting, 2011, 2012-13)

"Will continue you planted on your examining chair from begin to finish."
Michael Connelly, number one New York Times bestselling author

James Bond has not anything on British double agent Dusko Popov.  As an operative for the Abwehr, SD, MI5, MI6, and FBI in the course of international battle II, Popov seduced numerous women―including brokers on either sides―spoke five languages, and used to be a crack shot, all whereas preserving his disguise as a Yugoslav diplomat...
 
On a funky August night in 1941, a Serbian playboy created a stir at on line casino Estoril in Portugal by way of throwing down an outrageously huge baccarat wager to humiliate his opponent. The Serbian used to be a British double agent, and the money―which he had simply stolen from the Germans―belonged to the British. From the sideline, looking at with purpose curiosity was once none except Ian Fleming...

The Serbian used to be Dusko Popov. As a young person, he was once expelled from his London prep tuition. Years later he will be arrested and banished from Germany for making derogatory statements in regards to the 3rd Reich. whilst international battle II ensued, the playboy turned a undercover agent, ultimately serving 3 harmful masters: the Abwehr, MI5 and MI6, and the FBI.
 
On August 10, 1941, the Germans despatched Popov to the USA to build a undercover agent community and assemble details on Pearl Harbor. The FBI overlooked his German questionnaire, yet J. Edgar Hoover succeeded in blowing his disguise. whereas MI5 desperately wanted Popov to lie to the Abwehr concerning the D-Day invasion, they guaranteed him go back to the German mystery provider Headquarters in Lisbon might bring about torture and execution. He went anyway... 
 
Into the Lion's Mouth is a globe-trotting account of a man's entanglement with espionage, homicide, assassins, and lovers―including enemy spies and a Hollywood starlet. it's a tale of subterfuge and seduction, patriotism, and cold-blooded braveness. it's the tale of Dusko Popov―the idea for James Bond.
 
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Hostile Contact by Gordon Kent

By Gordon Kent

With twists as harrowing as a high-g-force flip, adverse touch is classic Gordon Kent: an electrifying combination of army suspense and espionage mystery. In it, military intelligence officer Alan Craik returns to motion, strapping himself in for a wild journey right into a harmful, without borders realm of spies, counterspies, and high-tech war on each side of a probably deadly conflict--between China and the U.S.A. adverse touch while Alan Craik and NCIS agent Mike Dukas spearheaded a hunt for a traitor contained in the CIA, they landed in the midst of a firefight--and made a few very strong enemies. inside of Washington, a few nonetheless worship the arch secret agent Craik and Dukas took down--and now those males are plotting their revenge. With their services in counterespionage, Craik and Dukas were lured into an operation that may placed them involved with the chinese language, an operation with just one genuine function: to smash them either. yet whereas they understand greater than to take whatever at face price, Craik and Dukas can't wager how one other participant will form the sport. Their touch in Jakarta is a chinese language double agent strolling a excessive cord among his handlers, because the chinese language look for a mom lode of cash misplaced at the covert battlefield.Craik can be keeping down his day task, flying a sub hunter S-3B full of high-tech equipment off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. together with his astronaut-to-be spouse, Rose, Craik and his group are performing on intercepts of a “ghost” radio whose goal they could in basic terms bet. Craik's services in intelligence tells him to begin looking for an unseen, unknown submarine which may be lurking off Whidbey Island--with the facility to strike a dying blow opposed to the Navy's most vital missile-loaded subs. all at once Craik is thrust right into a mystery conflict raging from the center of Beijing to the depths of the Pacific, as espionage and sub searching come jointly in a chase to rescue a chinese language defector and his family members, whereas a U.S. army provider team is threatened by means of adverse suicide boats performing on concentrating on details from a submarine.From the Hardcover variation.

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Declassified: 50 Top-Secret Documents That Changed History by Thomas B. Allen

By Thomas B. Allen

Culled from files around the globe, the 50 records in Declassified remove darkness from the key and sometimes inaccessible tales of brokers, espionage, and behind-the-scenes occasions that performed severe roles in American heritage. relocating via time from Elizabethan England to the chilly conflict and past, famous writer Tom Allen locations every one rfile in its ancient and cultural context, sharing the quirky and little-known truths in the back of country secrets and techniques and clandestine operations. each one of 7 chapters facilities on one specific topic: secrets and techniques of conflict, the artwork of the double pass, secret agent vs. secret agent, espionage injuries, and extra. via aid and entry supplied via the foreign undercover agent Museum in Washington, D.C., this vigorous heritage comprises never-before-published and hard-to-find documents—printed from scans of the originals at any place attainable. those contain The Zimmerman Telegram, which led the USA into global battle I; letters from Robert Hanssen to his Soviet spymaster, marking the beginning of his devastating occupation as a mole; and papers as fresh because the Presidential day-by-day short that introduced that Bin weighted down was resolute to strike the U.S.—delivered in August 2001.

The public curiosity in nation secrets and techniques and espionage has been piqued by way of our present overseas conflicts, and this engrossing book—well priced and engagingly written for the final reader—will certainly feed that fascination.

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The Silencers (Matt Helm, Book 4) by Donald Hamilton

By Donald Hamilton

Book four of 27 within the sequence. 2013 retail epub of the radical which was once first published in 1962. The sequence is being slowly published as first-time ebooks via Titan Books one after the other starting in 2013. on the present expense ebook 27 should be out in e-book structure in 2017.

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Helm is distributed to extract a feminine agent operating as a stripper in a bar in Mexico. while she is killed earlier than Helm can whole his venture to extract her, he reveals himself teamed up with the woman's sister as he fights to avoid wasting the lives of a bunch of scientists and American officers. possibly the main well-known of the titles, as a result of the Dean Martin movie of an identical identify, yet the place the films have been tongue-in-cheek, the novels are breathtakingly brutal.

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