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Deep Lie (Will Lee #3)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  1,377 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Thought you knew Stuart Woods?

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Undersea espionage meets heart- stopping suspense in this "amazingly original thriller"(Richard Condon , bestseling author of The Manchurian Candidate) from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods. CIA analyst Kate Rule goes head-to-head with a brilliant KGB operative who's the architect of a secret plot to invade Sweden.
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Paperback, 496 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Signet (first published 1986)
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Chuck
Here we have a story about the Cold War, US of A vs. Soviet Union, which happens to be one of my favorite genres. We also have Stuart Woods writing in the 1980's before he got hung up on recurring characters like Stone Barrington. In this one we have Katherine Rule, a CIA analyst, after wading
through mountains of data thinks she finds evidence that a renegade Spetsnaz Colonel is planning a Russian invasion of Sweden. Katherine finds it very tough to convince her superiors that her suspicions ar
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Thomas Strömquist
Deep Lie is the third novel in the "Will Lee"-series (included there apparently even if the first Chiefs son from Chiefs, who went on to become a US senator, only has a minor role in this one).

Tells the story of a CIA analyst, who suspects that the Soviet submarine activity in Swedish waters in the mid 80's really are preparations for an invasion. Kind of suspenseful, but way to unbelievable. Fun read, since this kind of "high-tech" thriller contains "state of the art" technology that you reall
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Patricia
While this may be the third entry in Stuart Woods’ Will Lee series, Will himself is not a primary character in the novel. This tense and detailed espionage tale centers, instead, around two others. First is Katharine Rule, who is a highly placed CIA agent specializing in Soviet intelligence and who is also Will Lee’s girlfriend. The second major character is Jan Helder, an Estonian native in the service of the Soviet navy as a submarine captain. Will’s job, at this point, is aide to and legal co ...more
Steve
Thanks to Goodreads, I have a record of the ___ books I have read since I started Goodreads.
This is my first read of DEEP LIE, an early Stuart Woods and the third Will Lee book.
Wonderful story. I'm not sure this was the most well written Woods book but it had a terrific plot and
the details were quite fun to read. It would have been better to read Will Lee in sequence, oh well.
I gave this book one of my few 5 star ratings. Loved the details, including the grandfatherly fisherman of Sweden.
Stephen Holtman
This book centers on a employee of the FBI Katherine Rule and her boyfriend assistant to the senator Carr, Will Lee have to stop the bad guys AKA Majorov and in a Involvement sort of way Jan Helder. The way that the carathers were able to interact was very intriguing in that they all had a kind of deepness to them. The whole thing has the feel of a well acted political thriller. I can definitely see how anybody could be sucked into this intriguing story. The writing was nicely done. It was remin ...more
Tim Smith
Although this one is part of a series and features characters from another series by Woods, it was a welcome find in the fiction section of my local public library. The same, easily readable style that made the Stone Barrington series a huge success make Deep Lie a real page turner. Some of the plot twists are quite predictable, though, and the major antagonist comes off as a stereotype of a bad guy from the Cold War era. I spite of that, Woods gives us a better picture of the heroine who appear ...more
Will
Katharine Rule thwarts Soviet invasion of Sweden. Katharine Rule, troubled by related events in the Baltic Sea, implores her CIA associates to increase surveillance, while they are concentrating on suppressing all delving into the subject because they have inadvertently triggered the Swedish invasion plan with their stupid card game. Rule is ordered to cease inquiries-which she ignores-and instead enlists an Italian IT wizard to spy for her. The invasion is shunted at the last moment by Rule get ...more
Clayton E Linkous MD
Makes you not trust your government

Very exciting and provides good foundation for the future Will and Kate Lee novels and is difficult to not finish in one reading Highly recommend
Sandy
Second half much better. Not what I am accustomed to from Woods and noty normal read. At first little too governmental for me.
Marion Mockridge
Audiobook, great narrator Jim Frangione. An intriguing novel of umdersea espionage.
Irl Newham
I like the Will Lee series better than Barrington or Holly.
Foxglow
Could not put it down.
Tacoeater
Did realize this was from the 80's when I started reading it - mention of KGB, Soviet Special Forces made me go back and check the date. Later I read about the coolest new computer - a PC XT and how it could dial up bulletin boards with a 2400 baud modem. Anyway, the main character seems to disregard her rules at work at follow up on hunches. Maybe the not the most realistic plot. Many of the plot turns were predictable and the ending wrapped up too nicely. Not bad to kill a few hours sitting at ...more
Harry Lane
I almost always enjoy a Stuart Woods book. Most of them are very light, but entertaining. Woods has a knack for devising an interesting plots and has developed an oeuvre of interconnected narrative through the repeated use of characters. This particular book is one of his earlier ones, and seems a bit denser than his usual offering, reading a bit like a Tom Clancy novel. I think the Will Lee character one of Woods' best, and must find the earlier books in the series and read them.
Bob
This one was written in 1986 and set in 1982. An old cold war spy/military type novel that has a ambitious Soviet political/military man plotting to attack Sweden across the Baltic and the head of the CIA's Soviet directorate working against the powers above her to convince them that she has good information pointing to the Russian plans. Well paced and interesting, although the old computer technology makes one smile.
Moses Operandi
I enjoyed this book mildly. This was during a phase I went through in which I decided to read some thrillers. Actually, this one was basically it. I tried Vince Flynn, but his books were 2 parts swearing, 1 part porno, and 6 parts awful dialogue. This book, too, got a little raunchy, but it had a basically sounds story. It lacked the Cold War grandeur of, say, The Hunt for Red October.
Mike
Actually I'd give this three-and-a-half stars. This is more of a page-turning thriller than many of this author's later works, and in keeping with a pattern I've noticed with this author, it's better crafted than many/most of his later works. This dates back to 1986, and with this author, my feeling is that his earlier works are more satisfying and better written than his more recent ones.
Christi
I really liked this one as it was intriguing but also humorous because of how long ago it was written. It is from the 80's when Russia was our biggest enemy and computers were not widespread. I also liked it because you learn more about Will Lee and Katherine Lee who both show up in Woods' other series of novels featuring Stone Barrington.
Ted Kendall
REally, a fun 1980s style spy thriller. Totally not what I have known Stuart Woods for, but a good read nonetheless. Great to read about CPM and MS-DOS as if they were the latest technologies. And, while it is fairly predictable, there are some twists that keep it going.
Catherine  Mustread
Found Run Before The Wind (#2) to be a quick enjoyable read so this one will be next....
Dede Murphy
I believe this was written in 1986. It takes place in the early 80s before the fall of the Soviet Union. Much, much better than Stuart Woods' more recent books. A fun thriller.
Jeanie
Suspenseful, engaging. Characters are resourceful. Interesting use of real life events upon which to create a story line.
Doris
Enjoyed reading about the cold war and how things were done prior to modern computers and mass media. How times have changed!
Diane
A little slow to start but got really good if you can stick with it...about 100 pages in...Not at all what I expected...
Jan
Takes one back to the cold war and what was the cutting edge of technology. Also discusses the early demise of HUMINT.
Chris
Don't remember reading this books way back when, but I think I remember not enjoying Mr. Woods gruesome writing.
Richard
Book #13 read during my hospitalization and rehab this past summer. A book which I highly recommend.
Cherie
A great story, written well by Stuart Woods. It's at the top of my favorites list.
Lizziet
Very predicatable. Russia is going to take over sweden with a sneak attack. Very 80;s.
Coreena Turner
I loved this! The Covert Ops... The Cold War.... Kept me until the end!
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Stuart Woods is the author the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series and Holly Barker series. He is an avid private pilot, flying his own jet on book tours. You may see his tour schedule and learn more about the author on his website.

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