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.

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Who's That Earl (Love and Let Spy, #1)
The Order (Gabriel Allon #20)
The Relentless Moon (Lady Astronaut #3)
Never Ask Me
The Nemesis Manifesto (Evan Ryder, #1)
To Sketch a Sphinx (London League, #6)
Total Power (Mitch Rapp, #19)
The Order (Gabriel Allon #20)
Walk the Wire (Amos Decker #6)
Near Dark (Scot Harvath #19)
The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom, #2)
Atomic Love
The Black Swan of Paris
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End Game (Will Robie, #5)
A Question of Betrayal (Elena Standish)
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American Spy
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The secret twitched on my lips even as they heartily agreed to my offer and I slipped away to retrieve the cakes, but I could already taste victory on my tongue.
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Generally in the case of armies you wish to strike, cities you wish to attack, and people you wish to assassinate, you must know the names of the garrison commander, the staff officers, the ushers, gate keepers, and the bodyguards. You must instruct your agents to inquire into these matters in minute detail. If you wish to conduct offensive war you must know the men employed by the enemy. Are they wise or stupid, clever or clumsy? Having assessed their qualities, you prepare appropriate measures ...more
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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