The Terminal Spy: After sipping tea in a London hotel, Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer and vocal foe of the Kremlin, fell ill and was rushed to the hospital, fatally

“A tale that's right away real-life mystery and an immensely sinister cautionary story in regards to the new Russia.” –Star Tribune

On November 1, 2006, Alexander Litvinenko sipped tea in London’s Millennium resort. Hours later the Russian émigré and previous intelligence officer, who used to be sharply severe of Russian president Vladimir Putin, fell unwell and inside of days was once rushed to the health facility. Fatally poisoned through an extraordinary radioactive isotope slipped into his drink, Litvinenko issued a dramatic deathbed assertion accusing Putin himself of engineering his murder. Alan S. Cowell, then London Bureau leader of the ny Times who coated the tale from its inception, has written the definitive tale of this assassination­ and of the profound overseas implications of this primary act of nuclear terrorism.

“Absorbing.” –New York Times

“Cowell performs out the Byzantine percentages at the back of this killing with heroic clarity.” –Los Angeles Times
“Doggedly said and dramatically written . . . Cowell tells the tale with literary panache yet doesn’t enable his trendy prose eclipse the substance of a sordid story. The sections approximately espionage and the assassination are valuable of Tom Clancy, however the author’s political research is both riveting . . . A well-told true-crime story combined with specialist political/historical analysis.”
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Leaving Berlin: A Novel

New York Times outstanding booklet * NPR top Books 2015 * Wall road Journal most sensible Books of 2015

The acclaimed writer of The solid German “deftly captures the atmosphere” (The ny instances ebook Review) of postwar East Berlin in his “thought-provoking, pulse-pounding” (Wall highway magazine) big apple occasions bestseller—a sweeping secret agent mystery a few urban stuck among political idealism and the tough realities of Soviet occupation.

Berlin, 1948. virtually 4 years after the war’s finish, the town remains to be in ruins, a actual desert and a political image approximately to rupture. within the West, a defiant, blockaded urban is simply surviving on airlifted offers; within the East, the heady early days of political reconstruction are being undermined via the murky compromises of the chilly battle. Espionage, just like the black industry, is a truth of existence. Even tradition has develop into a battleground, with German intellectuals being lured again from exile so as to add credibility to the competing sectors.

Alex Meier, a tender Jewish author, fled the Nazis for the United States sooner than the warfare. however the politics of his formative years have now placed him within the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. confronted with deportation and the lack of his relations, he makes a determined cut price with the fledgling CIA: he'll earn his as far back as the US through appearing as their agent in his local Berlin. yet virtually from the beginning issues move fatally unsuitable. A kidnapping misfires, an East German agent is killed, and Alex unearths himself a sought after guy. Worse, he discovers his genuine assignment—to undercover agent at the lady he left at the back of, the single lady he has ever enjoyed. altering facets in Berlin is as effortless as crossing a region border. yet the place can we draw the strains of our ethical obstacles? At betrayal? Survival? homicide? Joseph Kanon’s compelling mystery is a love tale that brilliantly brings a shadowy interval of background vividly to existence.

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Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler

By Luke Bencie

Every one company day, a few 35,000 executives, scientists, specialists, and legal professionals go through the nation’s airports to locations around the globe. they create, in addition to proprietary files and machine documents, the most recent in own digital equipment. besides the fact that, rigorously looking at such a lot of these travelers—beginning the instant they come on the airport and sometimes sooner—are uncounted numbers of espionage operatives. those participants paintings for international intelligence providers and fiscal issues and search to split foreign enterprise tourists from their alternate secrets and techniques. To be triumphant, they use many time-tested innovations to entice unsuspecting tourists into susceptible or compromising positions. additionally they hire the newest digital ability to scouse borrow company details usually at a distance from their prey. this is often the twenty first century, in the end, and fiscal and business espionage became multibillion-dollar organizations, using a big selection of the main refined capacity to acquire proprietary info. Luke Bencie is a veteran of this fight. He is familiar with in detail the threats company tourists face and the way to strive against these threats. In Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the company Traveler, Bencie offers every thing you must recognize to guard your self and your organization from tried espionage.

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Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (10th Anniversary Edition) (Gallagher Girls)

By Ally Carter

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the New York Times best-selling Gallagher women sequence with this re-creation, featuring an specific epilogue from best friend Carter!
After staking out, acquiring, after which being pressured to renounce her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan desires is a relaxed semester. yet that is more uncomplicated acknowledged than performed if you are a CIA legacy and visit the most excellent tuition on this planet . . . for spies.
Cammie can have a genius I.Q., yet there are nonetheless loads of issues she does not be aware of. Like, will her ex-boyfriend even keep in mind she exists? and what kind of hassle is she fairly in after what occurred final semester? And such a lot of all, why is her mom appearing so strangely?
Despite Cammie's most sensible intentions to be a typical scholar, possibility turns out to persist with her. She and her neighbors research that their college goes to play host to a couple mysterious guests-code identify: Blackthorne. Then she's blamed for a safety breach that leaves the school's best mystery prestige at risk.
Soon, Cammie and her associates are crawling via partitions and surveilling the college to profit the reality approximately Blackthorne and transparent Cammie's identify. although they've got self belief of their undercover agent abilities, this time the pursuits are harder (and hotter), and the stakes for Cammie's heart-and her cherished school-are better than ever.

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America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East

By Hugh Wilford

From the September 11 assaults to waterboarding to drone moves, relatives among the us and the center East appear stuck in a downward spiral. And all too usually, the relevant Intelligence enterprise has made the location worse. yet this obstacle used to be now not a old inevitability—far from it. certainly, the earliest iteration of CIA operatives used to be truly the region’s staunchest western ally.

In America’s nice Game, celebrated intelligence historian Hugh Wilford unearths the miraculous historical past of the CIA’s pro-Arab operations within the Forties and 50s through tracing the paintings of the agency’s 3 so much influential—and colorful—officers within the heart East. Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt used to be the grandson of Theodore Roosevelt and the 1st head of CIA covert motion within the quarter; his cousin, Archie Roosevelt, used to be a center East student and leader of the Beirut station. the 2 Roosevelts joined mixed forces with Miles Copeland, a maverick covert operations expert who had joined the yank intelligence institution in the course of international warfare II. With their deep wisdom of heart jap affairs, the 3 males have been heirs to an American missionary culture that engaged Arabs and Muslims with recognize and empathy. but they have been additionally excited about imperial intrigue, and have been wanting to play a contemporary rematch of the “Great Game,” the nineteenth-century fight among Britain and Russia for regulate over significant Asia. regardless of their strong intentions, those “Arabists” propped up authoritarian regimes, tried secretly to sway public opinion in the USA opposed to aid for the recent nation of Israel, and staged coups that irrevocably destabilized the international locations with which they empathized. Their efforts, and supreme failure, could form the process U.S.–Middle jap family members for many years to come.

Based on an unlimited array of declassified govt documents, inner most papers, and private interviews, America’s nice Game tells the riveting tale of the merry band of CIA officials whose secret agent video games eternally replaced U.S. overseas policy.

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The Silent Man

By Alex Berenson

The New York Times bestselling writer of The Ghost War and The trustworthy Spy

CIA agent John Wells has spent years within the corporation of evil males. he is paid the associated fee and is starting to doubt if he can ever stay a standard existence. And whilst a robust adversary from his earlier reveals him, Wells needs to once more input the fray.

For his kingdom. For his soul. For revenge...

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The Queen's Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I

A eye-catching exploits of Sir Francis Walsingham—the first nice English spymaster and the guy who stored Elizabeth I's regime.

Elizabeth I got here to the throne at a time of lack of confidence and unrest. opponents threatened her reign; England used to be a Protestant island, remoted in a sea of Catholic international locations. Spain plotted an invasion, yet Elizabeth's Secretary, Sir Francis Walsingham, was once ready to do no matter what it took to guard his queen and kingdom. He ran a community of brokers throughout England and Europe who supplied him with information regarding invasions or assassination plots. He inspired Elizabeth to make battle opposed to the Catholic Irish rebels and oversaw the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. 

The Queen's Agent is a narrative of mystery brokers, cryptic codes, and creative plots, set in a turbulent interval of England's historical past. it's also the tale of a guy dedicated to his queen, sacrificing his each waking hour to save lots of the threatened English state.

sixteen pages of B&W pictures

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The Ambler Warning

By Robert Ludlum

"Welcome to Robert Ludlum's world...fast pacing, tight plotting, overseas intrigue." --Cleveland undeniable Dealer

On Parrish Island, a constrained island off the coast of Virginia, there's a little recognized and not visited psychiatric facility. There, faraway from prying eyes, the govt. shops former intelligence staff whose psychiatric kingdom lead them to a risk to their very own executive, humans whose ramblings could endanger ongoing operations or end up dangerously inconvenient.

One of those staff, former Consular Operations agent Hal Ambler, is stored seriously medicated and heavily watched. yet there is one distinction among Hal and the opposite patients--Hal isn't really loopy. With the aid of a sympathetic nurse, Hal manages to first transparent his brain of the drug-induced haze after which pulls off a bold break out. loose, he is out to find who stashed him there and why--but the realm he returns to is not the one he recollects. pals and longtime affiliates do not take into account him, there aren't any legitimate files of Hal Ambler, and whilst he first sees himself within the replicate, the face that appears again at him isn't the one he is familiar with as his own.

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The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

By Luke Harding

IT started WITH A TANTALIZING, nameless e-mail: “I AM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.”
 
What used to be the main brilliant intelligence breach ever, caused via one striking guy. Edward Snowden used to be a 29-year-old machine genius operating for the nationwide defense supplier while he surprised the area through exposing the near-universal mass surveillance courses of the U.S. govt. His whistleblowing has shaken the leaders of countries around the globe, and generated a passionate public debate at the hazards of worldwide tracking and the possibility to person privacy.
 
In a journey de strength of investigative journalism that reads like a undercover agent novel, award-winning Guardian reporter Luke Harding tells Snowden’s mind-blowing story—from the day he left his glamorous female friend in Honolulu sporting a troublesome force filled with secrets and techniques, to the weeks of his secret-spilling in Hong Kong, to his conflict for asylum and his exile in Moscow. For the 1st time, Harding brings jointly the various resources and strands of the story—touching on every thing from issues approximately household spying to the complicity of the tech sector—while additionally putting us within the room with Edward Snowden himself. the result's a gripping insider narrative—and an important and well timed account of what's at stake for we all within the new electronic age.

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