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Toby Oliver

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London, The United Kingdom
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Robert Ludlum. John le Carre. Ian Rankin. Ian Fleming. Alan Furst

Member Since
October 2013


Biography
Toby Oliver was born in London, and since 2007 moved to the countryside of West Sussex with his family in England. For many years he worked as an Administrator in Central London. His first novel Codename Nicolette is based upon the real-life secret work of MI5's Double Cross System, who was responsible for controlling turned Nazi agents based in Britain during World War II. His other works include Mission Lisbon - The Double Cross, Dead Man Walking - A Spy Amongst Us, and The Downing Street Plot - An Agent's Revenge. His latest book is Duty and Betrayal, a Cold War thriller set in the 1960s.

He decided to write books that he liked to read: and that was a mixture of crime and espionage stories, coupled with close family connections
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Excerpt form the Downing Street Plot

I was asked recently if there was a reason why I had written the following:

Spencer stood at the large window of Garvan’s office, gazing out across the river toward Westminster Bridge, thoughtfully watching the handover between sunset and the onset of dusk, it came quickly in winter. The Thames was lapping gunmetal grey against the walls of the embankment; overhead a flock of seagulls were mewing a Read more of this blog post »
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"I was impressed by Oliver's writing style and the pace of the storyline. The realism of 1960's London at the height the Cold War period made for an intriguing read. Highly recommended to all those who enjoy suspense thrillers.
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It was a surprise to find a spy book from the 60’s as fun to read as it was. It’s got all the intrigue and characters that are real and believable. I will read some others by this author. "
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