Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World

By Tom Engelhardt, Glenn Greenwald

In 1964, a ebook entitled The Invisible Government surprised americans with its revelations of a turning out to be global of intelligence businesses taking part in quickly and free round the planet, a mystery govt lodged contained in the one they knew that even the president did not totally regulate. virtually part a century later, every little thing approximately that "invisible govt" has grown greatly higher, extra annoying, and much extra noticeable. In his new ebook, Tom Engelhardt takes in whatever new lower than the sunlight: what's now not, as within the Nineteen Sixties, a countrywide safety country, yet a world protection one, battling mystery wars that experience grew to become the president into an assassin-in-chief. Shadow Government bargains a robust survey of a democracy of the rich that your grandparents shouldn't have recognized.

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The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6: Life and Death in the British Secret Service

By Gordon Corera

"A wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and hugely readable historical past of Britain's postwar mystery Intelligence provider, popularly referred to as MI6."―Andrew Roberts, The Wall road Journal

MI6 has been cloaked in secrecy and shrouded in fable because it used to be created 100 years ago.

Our realizing of what it capability to be a undercover agent has been mostly outlined through the fictitious worlds of Ian Fleming and John le Carré. Gordon Corera offers a distinct and exceptional perception into this mystery global and the truth that lies at the back of the fiction. He tells the tale of the way the key carrier has replaced because the finish of the second one international battle and, through targeting the relationships that lie on the middle of espionage, illustrates the chance, the drama, and the ethical ambiguities that include operating for British intelligence. 

sixteen pages of B&W pictures

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The Traitor (Tommy Carmellini, Book 2)

By Stephen Coonts

The loss of life of a French intelligence agent on an Air France flight to Amman, Jordan, is the set off that launches Tommy Carmellini`s newest adventure.

in the eu Union, the nationwide espionage organisations are fiercely competing for supremacy opposed to one another -- and opposed to the CIA. while the americans notice that the director of the French secret agent enterprise has mystery investments within the financial institution of Palestine, alarm bells burst off. to enquire, the american citizens ship Jake Grafton, who has been introduced again from retirement to resolve a tangle of espionage, terrorism and homicide. and naturally, the fellow Grafton wishes at the aspect is Tommy Carmellini.

jointly they discover an tricky technique to infiltrate the top degrees of Al Qaeda with a top-level plant -- yet who's taking part in whom? As Carmellini delves deep undercover he reveals he's operating for his lifestyles. Grafton and Carmellini discover a scary plan to shake the West as by no means earlier than -- and a Catch-22: Can they cease the conspiracy with out compromising the intelligence resource which may deliver down Al Qaeda as soon as and for all?

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Never Send Flowers

By John Gardner

In numerous corners of the area 4 high-profile figures are assassinated in lower than per week. not anyone hyperlinks the deaths yet something is sure: each one of them has been stalked, sought out and killed with care and education. Then a sinister connection is tested: a unmarried, blood-tipped rose is shipped to every funeral and an unremarkable woman agent is murdered in Switzerland.When MI5 come to MI6 to invite for support M brings in his top. initially, a weekend out of the country turns out tempting to James Bond: in particular while he's paired with Flicka von Grusse, a stunning Swiss intelligence officer. yet this can be a perilous project that starts off with the mysterious actor David Dragonpol and leads them to Athens, Milan and directly to EuroDisney ... and an explosive climax.

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Moscow Sting

By Alex Dryden

While Finn, a former British undercover agent, is poisoned by means of a Russian murderer, his ex-boss Adrian, leader of MI6, desires vengeance. He additionally wishes answers-information that in basic terms Finn's widow, Anna, is familiar with. however the former KGB colonel who betrayed her nation for romance vanished with their baby almost immediately after Finn's demise. Adrian is not the just one wanting to locate Anna. Finn accessed intelligence so delicate that the KGB are prepared to kill back to guard it-a chase that has piqued the curiosity of the main intelligence companies, be they government-sponsored or deepest, world wide. even though Medvedev has assumed the presidency, we all know that Putin maintains to tug all of the strings. simply what's Russia concealing underneath its large new oil wealth and veil of political cordiality? Anna holds the major to unlocking the secrets and techniques of her motherland. Taken to the USA for defense and knowledge, the previous Russian agent faces her maximum try out: to make sure her freedom and defend her baby, she needs to discover the entire fact earlier than someone else-even as pal and foe either set her of their attractions. relocating from Paris to ny, the Kremlin to the yankee Southwest, Moscow Sting is an soaking up and well timed story of intrigue, betrayal, deadly lies, and complicated truths, advised with the actual aspect and chilling perception of an skilled insider.

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Jack of Spies (A Jack McColl Novel)

By David Downing

Set at the eve of the 1st international conflict, throughout oceans and continents, steamliners and cross-country trains, David Downing’s complicated and exciting new espionage novel takes us all of the as far back as the sunrise of that almost all attention-grabbing of twentieth century characters—the spy.

It is 1913, and those that stick to the scoop heavily can see the area is teetering near to battle. Jack McColl, a Scottish motor vehicle salesman with an uncanny ear for languages, has continually was hoping to make a task for himself as a undercover agent. As his revenues calls take him from urban to nice city—Hong Kong to Shanghai to San Francisco to New York—he moonlights gathering intelligence for His Majesty's mystery provider, yet British espionage is in its infancy and Jack has not anything yet a shoestring funds and the very tenuous safety of a md in far-away London. He understands, notwithstanding, geopolitical disaster is brewing, and now's either the instant to turn out himself and the instant his kingdom wishes him such a lot.

Unfortunately, this can be additionally the instant he starts to gain what his aspiration may cost a little him. He knows his existence is at stake while actions in China unexpectedly strengthen from blameless data-gathering and informal strolls alongside German army concessions to arrest warrants and knife assaults. in the meantime, a pointy, vivacious American suffragette journalist has wiled her method deep into his affections, and it's not lengthy earlier than he realizes that her Irish-American relations may be embroiled within the Irish Republican circulation Jack's bosses are scuffling with opposed to. How can he choose from his state and the lady he loves? And could he also be in a position to make this type of selection with out wasting both?

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Striker Portfolio

By Adam Hall

The cool, ruthless Quiller, Britain's no 1 intelligence agent, is shipped on my own to enquire the lethal secret surrounding the Striker SK-6 plane. inside of a yr 36 have crashed without survivors, and now the British airplane is called the Widow Maker. Quiller hazards sanity and loss of life to unmask a chilling scheme that threatens the way forward for Europe.

"Quiller is again, this time to enquire why such a lot of of the West German SK-6 plane, often called "Strikers," have been crashing on attempt flights. there isn't any discernable development: diverse planes starting off from various airbases at assorted occasions are crashing. was once it a mechanical trouble? Pilot errors? And, in both case, who used to be in the back of it? Adam corridor takes the reader on a taut hunt via chilly battle Germany, as Quiller makes an attempt to discover the key. As constantly, Quiller employs his mental education to investigate the explanations of the characters and his personal reactions to emphasize (and torture). even if no longer fairly nearly as good as "The Quiller Memorandum," this novel is decent and merits your attention."

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The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon)

By Daniel Silva

Gabriel Allon needs to shuttle the realm to trace down a portray worthy killing for in this number 1 New York Times bestseller.

Having retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall along with his attractive spouse, Gabriel Allon's seclusion is interrupted by way of an eccentric London paintings broker with an issue. An artwork restorer has been brutally murdered and a portrait by way of Rembrandt stolen—and simply Gabriel can locate it. yet as he pursues the masterpiece around the globe, Gabriel discovers there are lethal secrets and techniques hooked up to the painting—and even deadlier males who will do something to maintain them.

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The Kobra Manifesto (Quiller, Book 7)

By Adam Hall

The Quiller sequence makes a speciality of a solitary, hugely able secret agent (named after Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch) who works (generally by myself) for a central authority bureau that "doesn't exist" and narrates his personal adventures. Quiller (not his genuine identify) occupies a literary center floor among James Bondand John le Carré. he's a talented driving force, pilot, diver, and linguist, yet doesn't hold a gun.

The sequence is especially stylized, that includes severe depictions of secret agent tradecraft relationships, excellent bounce cuts among chapters, and deep, occasionally self-pitying inside monologues. the 1st of the Quiller novels, The Berlin Memorandum (1965) (retitled The Quiller Memorandum within the US) received an Edgar Award, from the secret Writers of the USA, for top Novel. It used to be filmed in 1966 lower than its US identify with a screenplay by means of Harold Pinter and starred George Segal and Alec Guinness. It was once additionally tailored right into a 1975 British tv sequence, that includes Michael Jayston.

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American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (War and Peace Library)

By Peter Dale Scott

This provocative, completely researched ebook explores the covert elements of U.S. overseas coverage. fashionable political analyst Peter Dale Scott marshals compelling facts to reveal the broad development of sanctioned yet illicit violence in politics and country affairs, in particular whilst relating to America's long-standing involvement with the worldwide drug site visitors. starting with Thailand within the Fifties, americans became inured to the CIA's alliances with drug traffickers (and their bankers) to put in and maintain right-wing governments. The trend has repeated itself in Laos, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Nigeria, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, Honduras, Turkey, Pakistan, and now Afghanistan—to identify basically these nations handled during this publication. Scott indicates that the connection of U.S. intelligence operators and organizations to the worldwide drug site visitors, and to different overseas felony networks, merits better cognizance within the debate over the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. so far, America's executive and regulations have performed extra to foster than to curtail the drug exchange. The so-called warfare on terror, and specifically the warfare in Afghanistan, constitutes in basic terms the most recent bankruptcy during this irritating story.

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