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The spy with the wooden leg

the story of Virginia Hall
Chronicles the life and career of Virginia Hall, who became a spy during World War II even though she had a wooden leg.

A look over my shoulder

a life in the Central Intelligence Agency
Richard Helms chronicles the experiences he had while working for the Central Intelligence Agency.

The game

a Mary Russell novel
Mary Russell is settling in for a much-needed rest with her husband, Sherlock Holmes, but when Holmes' gravely ill brother brings news of a mystery, the couple set off to solve another mystery that is complicated by the government, family ties, and a decades-old secret.

Peace without Hiroshima

Secret action at the Vatican in the spring of 1945

Good hunting

an American spymaster's story
A master class in spycraft from one of its greatest practitioners. Jack Devine is one of the legendary spymasters of our time. He was in Chile when Allende fell; he ran Charlie Wilson's war in Afghanistan; he had too much to do with Iran-Contra for his own taste, though he tried to stop it; he caught Pablo Escobar in Colombia; he tried to warn George Tenet that there was a bullet coming from Iraq with his name on it. Devine served America's interests for more than thirty years in a wide range of covert operations, ultimately overseeing the Directorate of Operations, a CIA division that watches over thousands of American covert operatives worldwide. Good Hunting is his guide to the art of spycraft, told with great wit, candor, and commonsense wisdom. Caricatured by Hollywood, lionized by the right, and pilloried by the left, the CIA remains one of the least understood instruments of the United States government. Devine knows more than almost anyone about the CIA's vital importance as a tool of American statecraft. Now, as he sees it, the agency is trapped within a larger bureaucracy, losing swaths of turf to the military and, most ominous of all, being transformed into a paramilitary organization. Its capacity to do what it does best has been seriously degraded. In wonderfully readable prose, Good Hunting aims to set the record straight. This is a revelatory inside look at an organization whose history has not been given its real due.

I am pilgrim

a thriller
Former American spy Pilgrim races against time to stop an enemy and save the United States by linking the murder of an unidentified woman in New York, a public beheading in Mecca, the killing of a Syrian biotech expert, and burning of human remains in a remote part of Afghanistan.

The James Bond collection

Collects three novels about the adventures of British spy James Bond.

The good spy

the life and death of Robert Ames
A biography of Robert Ames, one of the most important CIA operatives in history.


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