Spies Like Us

The Last Run by Greg RuckaThe Colonel's Mistake by Dan MaylandThe Double Game by Dan FespermanDanger Close by William G. BoykinShake Off by Mischa HillerThe Trinity Six by Charles Cumming

Can’t get enough of James Bond? Here are some other tales of espionage you might enjoy.  Catch our Monday Matinee on May 20 for Skyfall in the lower level meeting room.  Movie starts at 1:00 p.m. 

Boykin, William G.
Danger close: a novel
Barely into his twenties and already a decorated military hero, Army Special Forces veteran Blake Kershaw is now a college student recuperating from wounds received in Afghanistan, and planning to re-enter the Army after graduation. But life tosses Blake a curve when his country approaches him about using his special skills to avert a terrorist plot to detonate a nuclear device in a major U.S. city. To do that, he would need to become an operative deep within Al-Qaeda's innermost circles--changing his entire identity, even his face.

Cumming, Charles
The Trinity Six
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.

Egleton, Clive
Pandora’s box
It's 1962 and America has set up a quarantine zone around Cuba, preventing Soviet ships from importing nuclear hardware. Meanwhile, SIS Chief Charles Winter is investigating the death of a double-agent whose KGB control, Vasili Korznikov, has recently defected to American Intelligence. Washington isn't keen to let Winter investigate Korznikov, but there's little time for diplomacy, since the Russian ships are already on their way to Cuba.

Fesperman, Dan
The double game
A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster reveals to up-and-coming journalist Bill Cage that he'd once considered spying for the enemy. More than two decades later, Cage, by then a lonely, disillusioned PR man, receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper.

Hiller, Mischa
Shake off
Posing as a grad student, intelligence operative Michel Khoury begins a relationship with a pretty English girl from his apartment building until the secrets he is keeping send the couple running for their lives through London, Berlin, and Scotland.

Ignatius, David
Bloodmoney: a novel
Someone in Pakistan is killing the members of a new CIA intelligence unit that is trying to buy peace with America's enemies. It falls to Sophie Marx, a young CIA officer with a big chip on her shoulder, to figure out who's doing the killing and why.

Mayland, Dan
The Colonel’s mistake
In Azerbaijan, CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham is arrested. Her former boss, retired CIA station chief Mark Sava, is sure she's innocent and tries to help her out--landing him in the middle of the new Great Game, an espionage war over oil that has China, Iran, and the United States clawing at each other's throats. Back in Washington, Colonel Henry Amato, national security advisor, is keeping watch on the situation. His stake in the Great Game is high--and personal.

Matthews, Francine
Jack: 1939
Tapped by President Franklin Roosevelt to travel to Europe and learn what the Nazis are actually planning, 22-year-old John F. Kennedy, a sickly and unpromising second son of Roosevelt's Ambassador to Britain, becomes embroiled in the President's high-stakes effort to stop the flow of German money that is influencing the 1940 U.S. election.

Mills, Kyle
Robert Ludlum’s The Utopia Experiment
While assessing the military potential of a new intelligence device, Covert-One's Colonel Jon Smith realizes the technology must never fall into the hands of America's enemies.

Rucka, Greg
The last run: a queen & country novel
Burned out from a decade in Special Section clandestine ops, Tara Chance applies for a desk job so that she can spend more time with her daughter only to be drawn into a mission involving the Ayatollah's son's request to defect.

April 2013