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I spent the start of my reading life enjoying spy thrillers, only as you are aware my reading my blog my reading choices have changed, but I still read some now. So I decided to do this list of 10 spy books that would be part of my reading taste now.

 

Harry’s Game
Gerald Seymour

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Set in in Northern Ireland during the troubles in the 1970’s, a British agent is set into Belfast to find out a deadly Assassin, who has all ready killed a high ranking government official. In this deadly game of hide and seek, as the two men circle them in this deadly game.

 

When Eight Bells Toll
Alistair MacLean

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On a remote Scottish Island in the Irish Sea, Tressuary Agent Philipe Calvert is sent to investigate what happened to two agents, who are looking into the disaperance of Millions of pounds of gold bullion, that have been pirated.

 

The Fifth Horseman
Larry Collins & Dominique Lapierre

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This novel tell the story of a nuclear bomb hidden in New York City planted by the Libyan Leader Qaddafi, to hold the population of the city hostage.

 

Call for the Dead 
John le Carre

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In the book the gave the world, George Smiley,  he is told to investigate the suicide of Samuel Fennan, who may have shot himself in the head after being cleared in a routine security check that he did recently.

 

Berlin Game
Len Deighton

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The top British mole in the Warsaw pact wants to defect, and Bernard Samson who is tied to a desk in London, is sent to help him. However as he starts to plan the escape, he finds out, one of his colleagues is a traitor, but which one.

 

The Day Of The Jackel
Fredrick Forsyth

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This tells the story of an alone assassin, who his asked to kill,  the French leader. However trying to stop him, is the French security services, as the minutes tick down will he succeed in his mission.

 

The Hunt For Red October
Tom Clancy

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In this cold war novel Jack Ryan tries to find a new Russian submarine, that his heading towards the eastern seaboard of the United States, either to defect or launch an attack with it nuclear missiles.

 

The Bourne Identity
Robert Ludlum

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Who is Jason Bourne? Even Jason wants to know washed up on a Mediterrannean island, helped by a drunken doctor. Finding account information from a Swiss bank account he, he goes to Switzerland, however while he is there someone tries to kill him.

 

Casino Royle
Ian Fleming

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The novel that introduced, James Bond. When the chance to ruin the Russian agent, Le Chiffre, Bond is sent to play him, in a cassino ,The novel that introduced James Bond. When the chance to ruin the Russian agent Le Chiffre, bond is sent to play him to casino to compete in a high money game of Baccarat.

 

Rouge Male
Geoffrey Household

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An English Assassin tries to kill a European dictator, however he is captured captured, tourtured and left to die. He survives however and has to go on the run as his hunted so they can finish the job.

 

So they are ten spy novels I think you should read.

 

Comment bellow if you have either read any of these books, or spy novels you would recommend.

 

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