Tag Archives: Spy fiction

The Shadow Patrol; A John Wells Novel, Alex Berenson (Putnum Adult, 2012){Penguin Audio, 2012; Narrator: George Guidall)

The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson is an action spy thriller that with the mystery and realism of a late Roger Moore Era James Bond flick. It is well crafted and kept me turning pages, but… well read the whole review for the but… (www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com) Continue reading

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The Silent Oligarch, Christopher Morgan Jones (Penguin Press, 2012 {Penguin Audio, Narrator: Jason Culp})

The Silent Oligarch is the debut novel by Christopher Morgan Jones. It is a fascinating tale of corporate spies and money laundering that ranks among some of the best Espionage novels that I’ve read in a long time. This is not a Spy Thriller, nor a Mystery, but an Espionage novel of the highest caliber. Continue reading

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Century Rain, Alistair Reynolds (ACE Books/Gollancz)

Century Rain is a noir espionage novel of the Cold War variety, with nanotech death machines and wormholes to give it a new twist. Though not Reynold’s best work, I enjoyed it thoroughly once I realized that any similarities to his other books is purely superficial. I really enjoyed this book, and I promise it has nothing to do with the fact that one of the protagonists is an archaeologist (though that didn’t hurt). Continue reading

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