The American Agent
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The American Agent


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062436696


The American Agent Book Description :

Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, “one of the great fictional heroines” (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice—Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend—and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.

The American Agent
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The American Agent


  • Author : Richard L. Holm
  • Publisher : St Ermins
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 527
  • ISBN 10 : 1903608147


The American Agent Book Description :

A career CIA officer, Dick Holm served in America's 'secret war' in Laos, then in 1965 was transferred to the Congo where he was injured in a plane crash and suffered appalling burns. This near-death experience had a profound effect on him, and after two painful years of recuperation he went to Hong Kong to run agents into China, then returned to CIA Headquarters as Chief of the Counter Terrorism Centre. In this role he played a key part in tracking down Carlos the Jackal, and when he was posted to Paris as Station Chief he participated in his arrest in the Sudan. Holm's work in Paris proved highly controversial when a French source became a double agent and compromised the CIA station, resulting in Holm's expulsion from France and his forced resignation from the Bureau. Two months later he was invited back to receive an official Medal of Commendation. Working under thirteen different heads of the CIA in theatres of operations across the world, Dick Holm's memoir is the eventful life of one of the CIA's most celebrated officers and diplomats.

Maisie Dobbs
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Maisie Dobbs


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569473306


Maisie Dobbs Book Description :

In her first case, private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

The American Agent

The American Agent


  • Author : Eric Dabbs
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9798648228146


The American Agent Book Description :

When an ex-Navy SEAL agrees to become a covert operative for Homeland Security, he must race to stop a stealth bomber from dropping a nuclear weapon on a major U.S. city. Alex Parker finds himself swept up in an international conspiracy, racing to thwart a wealthy real estate tycoon from raining nuclear hellfire on the east coast of the United States. But to make matters personal, his ex-fiancée is unknowingly being used as bait in the risky game of espionage to ensure he remains true to the deal. Her life, and millions of innocent American lives, teeter in the balance with every move he makes. Book 1 in The American Agent Series.

American Radical
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

American Radical


  • Author : Tamer Elnoury
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-10-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101986165


American Radical Book Description :

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The explosive memoir of a Muslim American FBI agent fighting terror from the inside. It’s no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad, global war against terror. But for the first time in this memoir, an active Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America. A longtime undercover agent, Tamer Elnoury joined an elite counterterrorism unit after September 11. Its express purpose is to gain the trust of terrorists whose goals are to take out as many Americans in as public and as devastating a way possible. It's a furious race against the clock for Tamer and his unit to stop them before they can implement their plans. Yet as new as this war still is, the techniques are as old as time: listen, record, and prove terrorist intent. Due to his ongoing work for the FBI, Elnoury writes under a pseudonym. An Arabic-speaking Muslim American, a patriot, a hero: To many Americans, it will be a revelation that he and his team even exist, let alone the vital and dangerous work they do keeping all Americans safe.

A Spy   s Diary of World War II

A Spy s Diary of World War II


  • Author : Wayne Nelson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2009-10-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786454778


A Spy s Diary of World War II Book Description :

Here is the wartime diary of Wayne Nelson, an OSS officer who served in North Africa and Europe during World War II. A prewar colleague of Allen Dulles, Nelson joined an infant OSS after failing to join the Navy because of a vision disability, and he went on to serve in North Africa, Sicily, Sardinia, Italy, Corsica, and mainland France. Erudite and a skilled writer, Nelson captured intriguing observations about some of the most important spy operations of the war, and his diary entries offer a thrilling, readable and informative glimpse into the life of a spy during World War II.

This Time Next Year We ll Be Laughing

This Time Next Year We ll Be Laughing


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641292702


This Time Next Year We ll Be Laughing Book Description :

“Jacqueline Winspear has created a memoir of her English childhood that is every bit as engaging as her Maisie Dobbs novels, just as rich in character and detail, history and humanity. Her writing is lovely, elegant and welcoming.”—Anne Lamott The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir of her family’s resilience in the face of war and privation. After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her story tackles the difficult, poignant, and fascinating family accounts of her paternal grandfather’s shellshock; her mother’s evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father’s torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents’ years living with Romany Gypsies; and Winspear’s own childhood picking hops and fruit on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing chronicles a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory.

Agent Running in the Field
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Agent Running in the Field


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735238626


Agent Running in the Field Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller National Bestseller A new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author John le Carré Set in London in 2018, Agent Running in the Field follows a twenty-six year old solitary figure who, in a desperate attempt to resist the new political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections that will take him down a very dangerous path. In his plot and characterization le Carré is as thrilling as ever and in the way he writes about our times he proves himself, once again, to be the greatest chronicler of our age.

Agent 110
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Agent 110


  • Author : Scott Jeffrey Miller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451693409


Agent 110 Book Description :

The “lively and engrossing” (The Wall Street Journal) story of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles built an underground network determined to take down Hitler and destroy the Third Reich. Agent 110 is Allen Dulles, a newly minted spy from an eminent family. From his townhouse in Bern, Switzerland, and in clandestine meetings in restaurants, back roads, and lovers’ bedrooms, Dulles met with and facilitated the plots of Germans during World War II who were trying to destroy the country’s leadership. Their underground network exposed Dulles to the political maneuverings of the Soviets, who were already competing for domination of Germany, and all of Europe, in the post-war period. Scott Miller’s “absorbing and bracing” (The Seattle Times) Agent 110 explains how leaders of the German Underground wanted assurances from Germany’s enemies that they would treat the country humanely after the war. If President Roosevelt backed the resistance, they would overthrow Hitler and shorten the war. But Miller shows how Dulles’s negotiations fell short. Eventually he was placed in charge of the CIA in the 1950s, where he helped set the stage for US foreign policy. With his belief that the ends justified the means, Dulles had no qualms about consorting with Nazi leadership or working with resistance groups within other countries to topple governments. Agent 110 is “a doozy of a dossier on Allen Dulles and his early days spying during World War II” (Kirkus Reviews). “Miller skillfully weaves a double narrative of Dulles’ machinations and those of the German resistance” (Booklist) to bring to life this exhilarating, and pivotal, period of world history—of desperate renegades in a dark and dangerous world where spies, idealists, and traitors match wits and blows to ensure their vision of a perfect future.

How to Catch a Russian Spy
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

How to Catch a Russian Spy


  • Author : Naveed Jamali
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-06-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476788852


How to Catch a Russian Spy Book Description :

With an epilogue on recent Russian spying, a “page-turner of a memoir” (Publishers Weekly) about an American civilian with a dream, who worked as a double agent with the FBI in the early 2000s to bring down a Russian intelligence agent in New York City. For three nerve-wracking years, from 2005 to 2008, Naveed Jamali spied on America for the Russians, trading thumb drives of sensitive technical data for envelopes of cash, selling out his beloved country across noisy restaurant tables and in quiet parking lots. Or so the Russians believed. In fact, Jamali was a covert double agent working with the FBI. The Cold War wasn’t really over. It had just gone high-tech. “A classic case of American counterespionage from the inside…a never-ending game of cat and mouse” (The Wall Street Journal), How to Catch a Russian Spy is the story of how one young man’s post-college-adventure became a real-life intelligence coup. Incredibly, Jamali had no previous counterespionage experience. Everything he knew about undercover work he’d picked up from TV cop shows and movies, yet he convinced the FBI and the Russians they could trust him. With charm, cunning, and bold naiveté, he matched wits with a veteran Russian military-intelligence officer, out-maneuvering him and his superiors. Along the way, Jamali and his FBI handlers exposed espionage activities at the Russian Mission to the United Nations. Jamali now reveals the full riveting story behind his double-agent adventure—from coded signals on Craigslist to clandestine meetings at Hooter’s to veiled explanations to his worried family. He also brings the story up to date with an epilogue showing how the very same playbook the Russians used on him was used with spectacularly more success around the 2016 election. Cinematic, news-breaking, and “an entertaining and breezy read” (The Washington Post), How to Catch a Russian Spy is an armchair spy fantasy brought to life.