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The secret agent, : a simple tale

by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

Mr. Verloc keeps a shop in London's Soho, where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother, Stevie. When Verloc is reluctantly involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory, things go disastrously wrong.

Editions:909  Date:1906 - 2019  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Spy stories

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The spy

by:Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

Inspired by accusations of venality leveled at the men who captured Major Andre (Benedict Arnold's co-conspirator, executed for espionage in 1780), Cooper's novel centers on Harry Birch, a common man wrongly suspected by well-born Patriots of being a spy for the British. Even George Washington, who supports Birch, misreads the man, and when Washington offers him payment for information vital to the Patriot's cause, Birch scorns the money and asserts that his action were motivated not by financial reward, but by his devotion to the fight for independence. A historical adventure tale reminiscent of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels, The Spy is also a parable of the American experience, a reminder that the nation's survival, like its Revolution, depends on judging people by their actions, not their class or reputations.

Editions:822  Date:1700 - 2017  Genre(s):History, War stories, Historical fiction, Spy fiction, Spy stories

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The 39 steps

by:Buchan, John, 1875-1940

Buchan introduces his most famous hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an "ordinary fellow", is caught up in the dramatic race against a plot to devastate the British war effort. Hannay is hunted across the Scottish moors by police and spy-ring alike, and must outwit his intelligent and pitiless enemy in the corridors of Whitehall and, finally, at the site of the mysterious thirty-nine steps.

Editions:649  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Spy stories, Spy fiction, Spy fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Action and adventure fiction

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The spy who came in from the cold

by:Le Carré, John, 1931-

A veteran spy wants to "come in from the cold" to retirement. He undertakes one last assignment in which he pretends defection and provides the enemy with sufficient evidence to label their leader a double agent.

Editions:469  Date:1961 - 2019  Genre(s):Spy stories, Spy fiction

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Harriet, the spy

by:Fitzhugh, Louise

Eleven-year-old Harriet keeps notes on her classmates and neighbors in a secret notebook, but when some of the students read the notebook, they seek revenge.

Editions:149  Date:1960 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Spy stories

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Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy

by:Le Carré, John, 1931-

George Smiley is assigned to uncover the identity of the double agent operating in the highest levels of British Intelligence.

Editions:223  Date:1970 - 2018  Genre(s):Spy stories, Spy fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Spy fiction

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The hunt for Red October

by:Clancy, Tom, 1947-2013

The Soviets' new ballistic-missile submarine is attempting to defect to the United States, but the Soviet Atlantic fleet has been ordered to find and destroy her at all costs. Can Red October reach the U.S. safely?

Editions:152  Date:1894 - 2018  Genre(s):Spy stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)

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Clear and present danger

by:Clancy, Tom, 1947-2013

The assassinations of the U.S. ambassador and the visiting head of the FBI by Colombian drug lords trigger a mysterious covert response and an investigation of U.S. and Columbian by Jack Ryan.

Editions:135  Date:1988 - 2018  Genre(s):Spy fiction, Spy stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)

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Stormbreaker

by:Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.

Editions:180  Date:1020 - 2018  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Spy stories, Spy fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Young adult works

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The Bourne supremacy

by:Ludlum, Robert, 1927-2001

Super-diplomat Raymond Havilland sets up the kidnapping of Jason Bourne's wife, in order to draw Bourne out of retirement and into a Taiwanese plot to seize Hong Kong and incite China against the West.

Editions:171  Date:1986 - 2012  Genre(s):Spy stories, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Spy fiction, Adventure fiction

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