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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 Dark Crusader

The Dark Crusader

Author: Alistair MacLean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

A classic tale of espionage, secret missions and exotic locations which out-Bonds Bond, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Eight job advertisements. Eight jobs. Eight specialists in modern technology required. Eight scientists to fill them. Applicants to be married, with no children, and prepared to travel. Highly persuasive salaries. One criminal mastermind. Eight positions filled. Eight scientists - and their wives - disappear. Completely. One secret agent to stop him. Advertisment no.9. Sydney, Australia. Fuel specialist required. Looks like a job for John Bentall...

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Germany, 1946 A reluctant spy is born... 'Remarkable ... You won't want to put it down' bestselling author Carol Drinkwater An ordinary woman. A book of recipes. The perfect cover for spying... Sent to Germany in the chaotic aftermath of World War II, Edith Graham is finally getting the chance to do her bit. Having taught at a girls' school during the conflict, she leaps at the opportunity to escape an ordinary life - but Edith is not everything she seems to be. Under the guise of her innocent cover story, Edith has been recruited to root out Nazis who are trying to escape prosecution. Secretly, she is sending coding messages back to the UK, hidden inside innocuous recipes sent to a friend - after all, who would expect notes on sauerkraut to contain the clues that would crack a criminal underground network? But the closer she gets to the truth, the muddier the line becomes between good and evil. In a dangerous world of shifting loyalties, when the enemy wears the face of a friend, who do you trust?

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Author: Celia Rees Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Germany, 1946 A reluctant spy is born... 'Remarkable ... You won't want to put it down' bestselling author Carol Drinkwater An ordinary woman. A book of recipes. The perfect cover for spying... Sent to Germany in the chaotic aftermath of World War II, Edith Graham is finally getting the chance to do her bit. Having taught at a girls' school during the conflict, she leaps at the opportunity to escape an ordinary life - but Edith is not everything she seems to be. Under the guise of her innocent cover story, Edith has been recruited to root out Nazis who are trying to escape prosecution. Secretly, she is sending coding messages back to the UK, hidden inside innocuous recipes sent to a friend - after all, who would expect notes on sauerkraut to contain the clues that would crack a criminal underground network? But the closer she gets to the truth, the muddier the line becomes between good and evil. In a dangerous world of shifting loyalties, when the enemy wears the face of a friend, who do you trust?

Imposter 13

Imposter 13

Author: Rob Sinclair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

THE EXPLOSIVE FINALE TO THE SLEEPER 13 SERIES Against all odds, Aydin Torkal - aka Sleeper 13 - broke free from the terrorist group that took him as a child and raised him into a life of violence and hate. In the two years since, he's been tracking and killing those responsible. But he's not done yet. Now living a secret life in London, MI6 needs his help infiltrating a sinister new terrorist cell. In order to halt their deadly ambitions, he must convince the world's most dangerous terrorists that he's one of them. He must do it before the world suffers another deadly attack. And he must do it alone. He is IMPOSTER 13. THE SLEEPER 13 THRILLER SERIES HAS READERS GRIPPED: 'Perfect for spy thriller lovers and fans of I Am Pilgrim, Orphan X' - Goodreads review 'I could not put down this book' - Netgalley reviewer 'Brilliant, gripping' - Netgalley reviewer

High Latitude for Dying

High Latitude for Dying

Author: Hugh Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2020

A Double Life

A Double Life

Author: Charlotte Philby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. AND THEN THERE'S THE TRUTH. Gabriela, a senior negotiator in the FCO's counter-terrorism unit, runs a small and powerful team based in Whitehall. She is tenacious, hard-working and the family breadwinner. Her husband Tom - a freelance architect - looks after their two small children. When Gabriela returns from a seven-month stint in Moscow, something doesn't seem right. Isobel is a journalist working for the local paper in Camden. Walking home from a party one night, she witnesses a horrific attack. But someone has seen her, and is making themselves known in increasingly frightening ways. As Isobel starts to investigate, she uncovers a dark network of human trafficking and exploitation. While Gabriela's life begins to unravel, Isobel gets closer to the story. With one desperate to uncover the truth, and the other determined to hide it, the two women's lives converge. Compulsive and compelling A Double Life is a beautifully written and deeply chilling examination of deceit.

A Double Life

A Double Life

Author: Charlotte Philby Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. AND THEN THERE'S THE TRUTH. Gabriela, a senior negotiator in the FCO's counter-terrorism unit, runs a small and powerful team based in Whitehall. She is tenacious, hard-working and the family breadwinner. Her husband Tom - a freelance architect - looks after their two small children. When Gabriela returns from a seven-month stint in Moscow, something doesn't seem right. Isobel is a journalist working for the local paper in Camden. Walking home from a party one night, she witnesses a horrific attack. But someone has seen her, and is making themselves known in increasingly frightening ways. As Isobel starts to investigate, she uncovers a dark network of human trafficking and exploitation. While Gabriela's life begins to unravel, Isobel gets closer to the story. With one desperate to uncover the truth, and the other determined to hide it, the two women's lives converge. Compulsive and compelling A Double Life is a beautifully written and deeply chilling examination of deceit.

The Silent War

The Silent War

Author: Andreas Norman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

As the head of Swedish Intelligence in Brussels Bente Jensen has many enemies, even among those who ought to be her allies, like Jonathan Green of MI6. In a city heaving with competing espionage agencies he is the person she fears and distrusts most. She has good reason. They share a past. Green has been part of an MI6 conspiracy to hold, interrogate, torture and kill its political prisoners in a safe house in Syria. This explosive information has been leaked to Bente by a conscience-stricken British operative. When it is clear she can expose this operation MI6 uses its full arsenal of dirty tricks to shame her, disgrace her, destroy her relationships and remove her from active service. But Green's private life has more in common with Bente's than he acknowledges. He is far from fireproof himself. Both spies will find themselves targets of the UK establishment's precisely calculated revenge. Like its highly acclaimed predecessor Into A Raging Blaze Andreas Norman's new novel is a morally and politically complex international thriller. Its nail-biting plot and sympathetic characters show the tragic human consequences of private and public treachery.

Black Sun

Black Sun

Author: Owen Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

'Outstanding' SUNDAY TIMES 'Crime Book of the Month' 'A stunning debut thriller . . . ferocious, authentic and utterly terrifying . . . absolutely riveting' DAILY MAIL 1961. Hidden deep within central Soviet Russia is a place that doesn't appear on any map: a city called Arzamas-16. Here a community of dedicated scientists and technicians is building the most powerful nuclear device the world will ever see - three thousand times more powerful than Hiroshima. But days before the bomb is to be tested, a young physicist is found dead. His body contains enough radioactive poison to kill thousands. The Arzamas authorities believe it is suicide - they want the corpse disposed of, the incident filed and forgotten. But Moscow is alarmed by what's going on in this strange, isolated place. And so KGB major Alexander Vasin is sent to investigate. What he finds in Arzamas is unlike anything he's experienced before. His wits will be tested against some of the most brilliant minds in the Soviet Union - eccentrics, patriots and dissidents who, because their work is considered to be of such vital national importance, have been granted the freedom to think and act, live and love as they wish. For in Arzamas, nothing can be allowed to get in the way of the project. Not even murder . . . Intricately researched, cunningly plotted and brilliantly told, Black Sun is a fast-paced and timely thriller set at the height - and in the heart - of Soviet power from the acclaimed author of An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent

A Falling Of Angels

A Falling Of Angels

Author: W.T. Delaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2020

'The world of intelligence is a wilderness of mirrors where truth and falsehood endlessly reflect and refract one another and nothing is quite what it seems!' - James Jesus Angleton, CIA A Falling of Angels is the second part of a trilogy of action/adventure novels by W.T.Delaney against the backdrop of the Western world's current struggle against Islamic terrorism. It's London in 2019 and the Islamic State has crumbled and a team of British-born jihadists are on their way home with revenge and mass murder in mind. When a British agent within the Daesh reveals a suicide bomb plot, Samantha Holloway, an ex-British Army Intelligence Corps operator, and her team of former Special Forces soldiers are contracted by the Security Services to help. The story unfolds as Sam's team race to prevent the attack against the gripping backdrop of a secret, complex and morally dubious CIA plot, to locate and capture the terrorist mastermind. Have Sam's team been told the truth as the clock ticks towards an attack on the heart of government? But when the truth finally emerges she realises that London isn't the only target...

The Cleaner

The Cleaner

Author: Mark Dawson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

'It's impossible not to think of Lee Child's super-selling Jack Reacher' The Times John Milton is the man the government call when they want a problem to vanish . . . but what happens when he's the one that needs to disappear? After a botched job leaves a bloody trail, government assassin John Milton does the one thing he's never done before: he hides. Disappearing into London's bustling East End and holing up in a vacant flat, Milton becomes involved with single mother Sharon and her troubled son Elijah, who are caught in an increasingly bloody turf war between two rival gangs. Unable to ignore the threat, Milton sets about protecting mother and son, meeting violence with violence. But his involvement puts him in the sights of the government's next best killer, and before long Milton is not just fighting to save a family and a home - he's fighting to stay alive . . . If you like Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, and Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne, you won't be able to put down the compulsively addictive John Milton series. What critics are saying about The Cleaner: 'Mark Dawson has all the skills. A great thriller writer on the top of his game' Steve Cavanagh, Sunday Times bestselling author 'The Cleaner was the ultimate page-turner!' Inky Tavern 'A literary sensation' Daily Telegraph 'Nerve-shreddingly tense. Utterly addictive' M.J. Arlidge, Sunday Times bestselling author 'I loved it . . . I found myself invested in the characters' Thriller Novel Nerd 'A terrific, fast-paced read. Mark Dawson knows how to tell a great story' Scott Mariani, Sunday Times bestselling author 'Once I picked up the series, I couldn't stop. I bought each book' Mystery Sequel