Agents of Treachery: Never Before Published Spy Fiction from Today's Most Exciting Writers
* Lee Child with an incredible look at the formation of a special ops cell.
* James Grady writing about an ...more
I read the printed version of the novel, but ...more
Creo que algo que le voy a destacar a esta antología es que tira el estigma de que los libros que hablan de espías, policías y novelas negras se escriben exactamente igual o tienen el mismo cliché de "policía borracho, engreído, que se acuesta con señoras híper sensuales y se lleva a la rubia volando en su coche maravilla hacía el atardecer", así que:
¡Gracias Otto, gracias!
Como se narra en la sinopsis el libro nos presenta 14 relato ...more
The standard is somewhat uneven. I thought a few of the stories were outstanding, some were just good and a few left me cold. I enjoyed the way that each one reflected the author's writing style ...more
For the first time ever, legendary editor Otto Penzler has handpicked some of the most respected and bestselling thriller writers working today for a riveting collection of spy fiction. From first to last, this stellar collection signals mission accomplished.
Including:Lee Child with an incredible look at the formation of a special ops cell. James Grady writing about an Arab undercover FBI agent with an active cell. Joseph Finder riffing on a Boston architect who's convinced his Persian neighb ...more
This came about because Otto Penzler likes to edit unusual books. His idea here was to offer the first collection of espionage/international thriller stories by a variety of established authors. The seemingly simple ...more
Not all of the stories were in my preferred styles, but they were all pretty good. My main complaint is that the stories I liked most tended toward cuteness or playing with the genre's tropes instead of telling a ...more
Fans of the suspense/thriller genre can quickly get a 'fix' during lunch hour at work with this book. It's an easy way to satisfy the craving for more, more, more of your favorite authors.
I found this collection of stories by various popular authors of the genre to be a mixed bag - some stories that had an unusual premise or unique plot line, others were predictable or not fully devolved. I listened to this in audio and wish I had about 40% of the time back.
But as a short form story line, this works quite well, and doesn't bog down in excessive details and subplots. Otto Penzler has once again assembled a very readable collection in yet another genre.
Otto Penzler founded The Mysteriour Press in 1975 and was the publisher of The Armchair Detective, the Edgar-winning quarterly journal devoted to the study of mystery and suspense fiction, for seventeen years.
Penzler has won two Edgar Awards, for The Encycl ...more