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The secret agent, : a simple tale

by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

"First published in 1907"--Title page verso.

Editions:968  Date:1902 - 2018  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:845  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:760  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Spy stories, Spy 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:585  Date:1950 - 2018  Genre(s):Spy stories, Spy fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction

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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:215  Date:1020 - 2017  Genre(s):Spy fiction, Spy fiction, Spy stories, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction


Robert Ludlum's The Bourne betrayal

by:Lustbader, Eric

"Jason Bourne must fight off attempts on his life, track down uranium, and stop terrorists from launching an even more devastating attack against the U.S."--Provided by the publisher.

Editions:73  Date:2004 - 2012  Genre(s):Spy stories, Spy fiction, Spy fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)


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


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:236  Date:1894 - 2018  Genre(s):Spy stories, Spy fiction, Spy fiction


The Bourne identity

by:Ludlum, Robert, 1927-2001

Jason Bourne, a deep-cover CIA agent, loses his memory in an accident which was originally intended to kill him. In re-tracing his steps, he confounds Agency officials to the extent that they are not sure that he is the same man they sent into the field. The CIA orders him killed, as does his original enemy, the most dangerous assassin in the world.

Editions:268  Date:1980 - 2016  Genre(s):Adventure fiction, Spy stories, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)


Clear and present danger

by:Clancy, Tom, 1947-2013

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

Editions:171  Date:1988 - 2014  Genre(s):Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Spy fiction, Spy fiction, Spy stories


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