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Spy fiction, literature concerning the forms of espionage, was a sub-genre derived from the novel during the nineteenth century, which then evolved into a discrete genre before the First World War (1914–18), when governments established modern intelligence agencies in the early twentieth century. As a genre, spy fiction is thematically related to the novel of adventure, the thriller and the politico–military thriller.
“ ...at the time, King Herbert felt that to remain safe, the kingdom needed an effective intelligence force." "An intelligent force?" said Will. "Not intelligent. Intelligence. Although it does help if your intelligence force was also intelligent. ...more ”
“ She could hear his words ringing in her ears like an air raid siren. “Father’s asked me to accompany a sick soldier home. I would leave tomorrow but be back by Christmas.” Who was this Airman Ralph Jacobs? And why now? Why Dick, for heaven’s sakes? The man was shot down in Italy. Wasn’t that Sly and Bobby’s territory? Wasn’t it Harry’s? Maybe that’s what Annie had heard. So instead of using Sly, they dumped the duty onto Dick. ”
QUINN AND KATE READ BOOKS WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ALSO ALWAYS FOREVER CAUSE THEIR FRIENDSHIP…more
[close] QUINN AND KATE READ BOOKS WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ALSO ALWAYS FOREVER CAUSE THEIR FRIENDSHIP WILL NEVER BE BROKEN! kate likes nonfiction about politics and punk rock and the troubles in northern ireland. quinn likes ya dystopian fantasy and the vietnam war. they both LOVE socialism and liberty's kids. together they unite through LITerature and feminism (obviously)
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For fans of books by Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, Fredrick Forsyth and other…more
[close] For fans of books by Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, Fredrick Forsyth and other thrillers involving technology, spies, assassins, geopolitics, international settings and terrorists. Purpose of this group is to discuss these kinds of thrillers, discuss the genre as a whole (is realism in a thriller a good thing?), suggest new releases that deserve attention and allow new authors in the genre who are members of the group to promote them. We also discuss films and tv shows involving characters of books in the spy thriller genre or ones that may have been inspired by books from the spy thriller genre.
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Recommend great Christian books to others. Daniel 12:3 "...and those who turn the many to righte…more
[close] Recommend great Christian books to others. Daniel 12:3 "...and those who turn the many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever."
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Join us on Monday, August 13, 2012 for a special day-long discussion of espionage fiction. On …more
[close] Join us on Monday, August 13, 2012 for a special day-long discussion of espionage fiction. On Monday, August 13, our panel of acclaimed authors will answer these questions and more! If you have a question you'd like to ask, join the group! The participating authors are: Francine Mathews Mischa Hiller Charles Cumming Joseph Kanon and more! This group will take place on August 13, 2012, but you can ask your question now. Join the discussion!
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