Writing good historical fiction is a particular challenge. Not only must an author craft a good story, they have to get the history correct, especially the mood and setting for the plot.
“Agent Running in the Field is a pleasure to read. It’s a worthy addition to the John Le Carré canon at a time when bestselling authors don’t always deliver the goods . .
“a remarkable debut novel . . . meticulously researched and a sure bestseller.”
“As always, Cornwell establishes time, place and mood by expertly crafting each scene to make you feel as if you’re in it.”
The title The New Girl is deep cover for action and deceit hidden in plain sight on the pages of the latest Gabriel Allon novel.
“Retelling wartime history as spy fiction is Downing’s deeply grounded path; pointing out the power of love and family within it, however, is his aria.”
“Matthews is an excellent storyteller, and the plot moves at a brisk pace that keeps us interested throughout.”
“Rogue Strike doesn’t let up for a moment. There’s no time to sit back and catch your breath, because each chapter explodes with action.”
“[a]n exceptionally gripping spy thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”
“The perfect pacing and brilliant intrigue of The Eighth Sister result in a page-turning, intelligent tale that will keep readers engaged until the very last page. . . .
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If you are an admirer of the FBI and/or the CIA you may not like this book, but you still should read it. The FBI is seen as too bureaucratic for its own good and many of its agents inept.
“Across the decades of the narrator’s life, Black Souls becomes as mysterious as a set of cave paintings or yesterday’s ‘tags’ on a building.”
“Marc Cameron is a crackerjack writer who knows how to evoke character, place, and action.”
“a riveting description of what really happens behind those closed doors of Washington’s flawed and dysfunctional traditions.”
“It’s stylish to portray Mossad as the least likeable and most dangerous of all the secret mission forces in the Western world.”
“The Night Agent is a disappointment.
“The Good Lie feels like a rush job, written in haste to provide a sequel to the first novel in the series.”
“Fans of the series and new readers alike will enjoy this standout thriller that combines nonstop action and suspense with memorable characters who make you want to linger even as you race
“The Moscow Sleepers offers a sturdy display of espionage agencies wrestling to collaborate via real-life intrigue, with a nice dose of feminine teamwork.”
The Chinese have set a mole loose inside the CIA, compromising American efforts to ensure that their home-grown high-tech companies lead the world in research into quantum computing, the ultimate i
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A 13-year-old Syrian boy makes his way along a dangerous migrant route through the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, pursuing an unrealistic dream of finding a place in Germany
Matt Johnson’s Wicked Game trilogy began with Wicked Game, then Deadly Game, and now wraps up in End Game.
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