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Espionage & spy thriller

See below for a selection of the latest books from Espionage & spy thriller category. Presented with a red border are the Espionage & spy thriller books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Espionage & spy thriller books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Night Manager

The Night Manager

Author: John le Carré Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2020

At the start of it all, Jonathan Pine is merely the night manager at a luxury hotel. But when a single attempt to pass on information to the British authorities - about an international businessman at the hotel with suspicious dealings - backfires terribly, and people close to Pine begin to die, he commits himself to a battle against powerful forces he cannot begin to imagine. In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carre creates a claustrophobic world in which no one can be trusted.

The Paladin A Spy Novel

The Paladin A Spy Novel

Author: David (The Washington Post) Ignatius Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2020

CIA operations officer Michael Dunne is tasked with infiltrating an Italian news organization that smells like a front for an enemy intelligence service. Headed by an American journalist, the self-styled bandits run a cyber operation unlike anything the CIA has seen before. Fast, slick, and indiscriminate, the group steals secrets from everywhere and anyone, and exploits them in ways the CIA can neither understand nor stop. Dunne knows it's illegal to run a covert op on an American citizen or journalist, but he has never refused an assignment and his boss has assured his protection. Soon after Dunne infiltrates the organization, however, his cover disintegrates. When news of the operation breaks and someone leaks that Dunne had an extramarital affair while on the job, the CIA leaves him to take the fall. Now a year later, fresh out of jail, Dunne sets out to hunt down and take vengeance on the people who destroyed his life.

The Most Difficult Thing

The Most Difficult Thing

Author: Charlotte Philby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

WHAT WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH? 'I devoured this' Erin Kelly 'Compulsive' i Paper 'Enigmatic' Louise Candlish 'A page-turning thriller' BBC Radio 4 Open Book 'Chilling' Good Housekeeping 'Addictive' Joanna Cannon 'Compelling' Daily Telegraph On the surface, Anna Witherall personifies everything the aspirational magazine she works for represents. Married to her university boyfriend David, she has a beautiful home and gorgeous three-year-old twin daughters, Stella and Rose. But beneath the veneer of success and happiness, Anna is hiding a dark secret, one that threatens to unravel everything she has worked so hard to create. As Anna finds herself drawn into the dark and highly controlled world of secret intelligence, she is forced to question her family's safety, and her own. Only one thing is certain: in order to protect her children, she must leave them, forever. And someone is watching. Someone she thought she could trust. Someone who is determined to make them all pay. Stylish and assured, The Most Difficult Thing is an irresistible combination of contemporary espionage and domestic suspense, and a compulsive, highly charged examination of betrayal.

The Paris Diversion

The Paris Diversion

Author: Chris Pavone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

'Sleek, cunning and breakneck . . . A knockout.' Megan Abbott 'A fast-paced and heartfelt thriller . . . that echoes the best of John le Carre.' Daily Mail 'You won't stop reading until the final devastating pages.' Stephen King Kate Moore - a mother with an interesting past - is living the quiet life in another European city, or trying to. On her way to drop her children off at school in the city centre, the cafes and streets of Paris start to come alive around her. Kate's husband Dex, meanwhile, charged with finding a particular present for their son's birthday, is struggling to focus on the job in hand as a financial matter at work seems to be playing on his mind. As worrying reports begin to circulate from key locations around the city, and the sound of wailing sirens becomes increasingly hard to ignore, could their day and, indeed, their lives be about to change forever?

The Resurrection Key (Wilde/Chase 15)

The Resurrection Key (Wilde/Chase 15)

Author: Andy Mcdermott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

In the most explosive book of the thrilling Wilde and Chase series, the intrepid pair must race against time before an ancient force is unleashed on the world... Their days of death-defying adventure seemingly behind them, acclaimed archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase, live like any normal family. However, when a mythical civilisation is unearthed deep in the Antarctic ice, they are drawn into a battle for control of its astonishing power. Dashing from New York to New Zealand, from futuristic Chinese cities to the outback of Australia, they soon confront the gravest threat they've ever faced. Pursued by ruthless mercenaries and a secret special forces unit, Nina and Eddie discover the clock is counting down to the extermination of all humanity... Praise for Andy McDermott: 'A writer of almost cinematic talent' Daily Express, Scotland 'Adventure stories don't get much more epic than this' Mirror 'McDermott raises the bar. . . non-stop high octane action' Publishers Weekly

The Fifth Column

The Fifth Column

Author: Andrew Gross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The Fifth Column is a thrilling novel about the only man who can thwart a Nazi sympathizer uprising in New York during the Second World War, from bestselling author Andrew Gross. A Man in Trouble February 1939 and Europe is on the brink of war. Charles Mossman is in a bar in Hell's Kitchen, New York, reeling from the loss of his job and his failing marriage, whilst outside thousands of Nazi sympathizers are attending a hate-spewing rally. As he confronts one, Charles makes a horrendous mistake with deadly consequences. A City of Secrets Two years later, Charles is released from prison and tries to reunite with his family. The US has kept out of the war for now but the pressure in the city is rising as those sympathetic to the Nazi cause lay the foundations for what lies ahead. The Enemy Within As he tries to make amends with his wife and daughter, Charles starts to understand that surrounding them there are forces that will use any means necessary to bring about the downfall of his nation. And when his daughter is befriended by a seemingly amiable Swiss couple, it brings to the surface his fears of a 'Fifth Column' of embedded German spies in their new neighbourhood. All Charles wants is to redeem himself as a husband and father, but sometimes a man must do questionable things to stand up for his family and what he believes, even sacrificing his life to do so . . .

Tom Clancy's Enemy Contact

Tom Clancy's Enemy Contact

Author: Mike Maden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Pre-order the gripping new thriller in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Jr series On an abandoned ranch in Argentina, a team of elite counter-terror commandos prepare to assault a newly-discovered Hezbollah hideout. What they don't expect is to be brutally ambushed themselves - slaughtered with no survivors. And they don't realise that, on screens around the world, the enemies of the West are watching. Back in Washington DC, the growing obstruction in the Senate has reached crippling levels, as a crucial treaty to strengthen NATO in Eastern Europe is inexplicably blocked. Suspecting that key politicians may have been compromised - but aware of the explosive consequences of making such accusations in public - the President dispatches Jack Ryan Jr to Poland to investigate. In Warsaw, Jack partners with beautiful and brilliant Polish agent Liliana Pilecki, and it's not long before they find evidence of a tangled web of corruption. But what Jack and Liliana don't realise is that this conspiracy stretches further than they could ever have imagined, and the danger has already crept terrifyingly close to home...

Tom Clancy's Enemy Contact

Tom Clancy's Enemy Contact

Author: Mike Maden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Pre-order the gripping new thriller in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Jr series At a suspected Hezbollah hideout in Argentina, a team of elite counter-terror commandos prepare their offensive. What they don't expect is to be brutally ambushed themselves - slaughtered with no survivors. And on screens around the world, enemies of the West are watching. Back in Washington DC, when a crucial treaty is inexplicably blocked suspicion brews that key politicians may have been compromised. Jack Ryan Jr is dispatched to Poland to investigate the situation, before the accusations turn ugly. Partnered with beautiful and brilliant Polish agent Liliana Pilecki in Warsaw, Jack uncovers a wider and more treacherous conspiracy than they ever imagined. But danger has already crept terrifyingly close to home...

The Beijing Conspiracy

The Beijing Conspiracy

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Somerville's War

Somerville's War

Author: Andrew Duncan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2020

The strange brigadier who hardly speaks... Leo, his feisty pilot daughter... Labrador, the vengeful Pole... Henry Dunning-Green, Leo's boring suitor... Adrian Russell, the treacherous master spy... ... All linked by SOE Somerville, the top secret Second World War finishing school for spies on England's south coast, and its local community: A melting pot of intrigue and counter-intrigue. A fast-unfolding, untold tale of deception, betrayal and romance leading to a tense life-or-death climax in occupied France. Many of the events actually took place. This is the first fictional treatment of life at the famous Special Operations Executive 'finishing school' for spies, SOE Beaulieu in the New Forest (renamed SOE Somerville). It's also the first fully realised fictional portrait of master spy and traitor Kim Philby (renamed Adrian Russell) who lectured at SOE Beaulieu.

The Kingfisher Secret

The Kingfisher Secret

Author: Alex Urban Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

_______________________________ THIS SHOCKING CONSPIRACY THRILLER IS A WORK OF FICTION. MOSTLY. _______________________________ What if the President of the United States is a foreign intelligence asset? It's October 2016. A loud, brash businessman with a history of shady dealings and sexual misbehaviour is a serious contender to win the presidency. Even a porn star's credible allegations don't seem to slow him down. But his most dangerous secrets may be hidden behind the former Iron Curtain. Journalist Grace Elliot is dispatched to Europe, hot on the trail of a story so big it could blow up the entire election - if she can stay alive long enough to tell it: The man who might become President was married to a Czech woman with a beguiling and contradictory past, no records, and no history - and who has all the hallmarks of a Soviet intelligence asset. Her codename is Kingfisher. And her mission is almost complete... THE AUTHOR HAS CHOSEN TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS OUT OF CONCERN FOR THE SAFETY OF HIS OR HER SOURCES.

Circle of Death A Strike Back Novel (5)

Circle of Death A Strike Back Novel (5)

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

The fifth book in the bestselling Strike Back series by SAS hero Chris Ryan. Three years ago, Julian Norwood was the rising star of the political universe. As the co-founder of a wildly successful London-based political consultancy, Norwood and his colleagues used controversial tactics to help win the election for the American President and played a decisive role propping up odious governments around the world. But after a scandal broke, the company's reputation was shredded. All of a sudden, Norwood was toxic. People stopped returning his calls. Nobody wanted to work with him. In desperation, he fled to the Seychelles to escape the media spotlight. But when Norwood uncovers a terrifying secret - one that threatens to trigger a brutal new conflict - he senses an opportunity for political redemption...and a hefty payday. He reaches out to his former mentor, a close confidante of the American President and a shadowy populist puppet-master. Before he can tell his mentor what he has discovered, however, masked gunmen ambush the meeting, killing the populist and kidnapping Norwood. In Hereford, former SAS legends John Porter and Jock Bald are brought in from the cold and tasked with a dangerous new mission. A close-knit gang of ex-Navy SEALs, dishonourably discharged from the US military, have gone rogue down in the badlands of Mexico, offering their services to the highest bidder. Now American and British intelligence experts believe that the gang is plotting a sinister new attack - and they want Bald and Porter to infiltrate the gang and find out what they're up to. Amid the deadly carnage and daily, horrifying violence of the Mexican drug wars, Bald and Porter must earn the trust of the ex-SEALs and their charismatic leader, survive brutal cartel attacks and uncover a deadly conspiracy involving the 'Deep State' in both the US and the UK. When their cover is blown, however, Bald and Porter must act to stop a deadly plan to assassinate the Venezuelan President and trigger a bloody civil war. In a breathtaking finale, they must fight alongside their fellow SAS comrades, taking on the gang in a deadly battle of SAS versus Navy SEALs - and only the strongest will survive.