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The Spy, 2012

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Spy School
Stuart Gibbs

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it! Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: C.I.A. or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn’t exactly scream “secret agent.” In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited ...


The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Kai Bird

Crown, 2014

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.   On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people.  The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a ...


Spies: A Novel
Michael Frayn

Picador, 2003

The National Bestseller The sudden trace of a disturbing, forgotten aroma compels Stephen Wheatley to return to the site of a dimly remembered but troubling childhood summer in wartime London. As he pieces together his scattered memories, we are brought back to a quiet, suburban street where two boys--Keith and his sidekick, Stephen--are engaged in their own version of the war effort: spying on the neighbors, recording their movements, and ...


Spy (DK Eyewitness Books)
Richard Platt


The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. Eyewitness Spy is DK's classic look at the history of espionage, now reissued with a CD and wall chart.


A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Ben Macintyre

Crown, 2014

Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story. Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby’s best friend and fellow ...


Spies of Jerusalem

Endeavour Press Ltd., 2014

Palestine, 1917. A land of conflict. And a land of spies. As World War One rages on the killing fields of Flanders, another battle is playing out in the Holy Land. British forces invade a stronghold of the Ottoman Empire, fighting German officers, Arab conscripts and Turkish troops. But as the British armies advance, the Germans suspect they have a traitor within their ranks. An agent - code-named Daniel - is transmitting ...


Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
Ben Macintyre

Broadway Books, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS        On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. A stunning military accomplishment, it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, tricked the ...


American Spies: Espionage against the United States from the Cold War to the Present
Michael J. Sulick

Georgetown University Press, 2013

What's your secret? American Spies presents the stunning histories of more than forty Americans who spied against their country during the past six decades. Michael Sulick, former head of the CIA's clandestine service, illustrates through these stories -- some familiar, others much less well known -- the common threads in the spy cases and the evolution of American attitudes toward espionage since the onset of the Cold War. After ...


Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America
John Earl Haynes, Mr. Harvey Klehr, ...

Yale University Press, 2010

This stunning book, based on KGB archives that have never come to light before, provides the most complete account of Soviet espionage in America ever written. In 1993, former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev was permitted unique access to Stalin-era records of Soviet intelligence operations against the United States. Years later, living in Britain, Vassiliev retrieved his extensive notebooks of transcribed documents from Moscow. With these ...


Dancing Bear: Espionage & Conspiracy Thriller (Political Suspense and Mystery Book 1), 2014

Would you help a desperate young woman knocking on your door? As a security guard, do you really have a choice? A desperate young woman is knocking on the door of the Israeli consulate in Boston, seeking asylum, claiming that she is the only survivor of an Israeli spy network. The gate remains locked, but a security guard, who falls in love with her, is trying unsuccessfully to rescue her. He embarks on a discovery trail, meeting tough ...


The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville
Clare Mulley

St. Martin's Griffin, 2014

The Untold Story of Britain’s First Female Special Agent of World War II   In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her name was Christine Granville. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising; that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable.   The daughter of a feckless Polish aristocrat and his wealthy Jewish wife, Granville would become one of ...


Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America
David Wise

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003

Spy tells, for the first time, the full, authoritative story of how FBI agent Robert Hanssen, code name grayday, spied for Russia for twenty-two years in what has been called the “worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history”–and how he was finally caught in an incredible gambit by U.S. intelligence. David Wise, the nation’s leading espionage writer, has called on his unique knowledge and unrivaled intelligence sources to write the ...


Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception
Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, ...

St. Martin's Griffin, 2013

Three former CIA officers—among the world’s foremost authorities on recognizing deceptive behavior—share their proven techniques for uncovering a lie   Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even ...


Ted Bell

Pocket Star, 2007

Alex Hawke is on the hunt... In this exhilarating tale of international suspense, New York Times bestselling author Ted Bell's "larger-than-life hero" ( Publishers Weekly ), counterterrorist operative Alexander Hawke, must save the United States from a devastating terrorist operation. When a mysterious explosion destroys his research vessel in search of a lost river, Alex Hawke is captured indigenous cannibals and enslaved deep ...


Never Say Spy

PEBKAC Publishing, 2011

Book 1 of the NEVER SAY SPY series Despite her penchant for weapons and ripe language, Aydan Kelly’s resumé reads ‘bookkeeper’, not ‘badass’. She’s leaving the city to fulfill her dream of rural tranquillity when she gets carjacked by a man who shouldn’t exist. When RCMP officer John Kane kills her would-be abductor, Aydan thinks her troubles are over. But Kane’s investigation implicates her in an international espionage ...


Confessions of a Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames
Pete Earley

Putnam, 1997

The author of Family of Spies draws on interviews with KGB spy Aldrich Ames and the agents who caught him to offer a thorough account of the man and the unprecedented damage he did to the CIA. 80,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.


An Officer and a Spy: A novel
Robert Harris

Knopf, 2014

Robert Harris returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told as a chillingly dark, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage. Paris in 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil’s Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand. Among the ...


Phoebe the Spy
Judith Griffin

Puffin, 2002

Someone is planning to kill George Washington, and young Phoebe Fraunces is trying to save his life. Phoebe gets a job as George Washington's housekeeper, but her real job is to work as a spy. She listens and watches very carefully, and she meets her father every day to tell him what she has learned. One day Phoebe's father tells her that Washington is planning to leave town in a few days, and the person plotting against him will act before ...


Spy Science: 40 Secret-Sleuthing, Code-Cracking, Spy-Catching Activities for Kids
Jim Wiese

Jossey-Bass, 1996

Sh-h-h-h-h-h!! Top Secret... Crack the code of superspy science fun! Make your own spy sunglasses * Write messages with invisible ink * Hook up a secret alarm, and much more! Discover how spies use science to keep--or uncover--top secrets. Learn how to go under cover, master Morse code, and even build devices to see and hear through walls! These and dozens of other fun-filled activities give you an inside look at the science behind spy ...



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