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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.
“ Growing up, I always had a soldier mentality. As a kid I wanted to be a soldier, a fighter pilot, a covert agent, professions that require a great deal of bravery and risk and putting oneself in grave danger in order to complete the mission. Even though I did not become all those things, and unless my predisposition, in its youngest years, already had me leaning towards them, the interest that was there still shaped my philosophies. To this day I honor risk and sacrifice for the good of others - ...more ”
“ I didn’t know what was more disturbing—the fact that something was obviously wrong, or that three faculty members of the world’s premiere spy school had forgotten to lock the door. ”
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[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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Friends, would you care to partake in a learned discussion of current events, the global economy…more
[close] Friends, would you care to partake in a learned discussion of current events, the global economy, writing, selling, film, and reading? Then gift us with the honor of your sophisticated opinions, queries and humor on board our trireme of World, Writing and Wealth and sail the seven seas with us!
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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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Welcome and join us for our monthly group reads. We read Mysteries, Thrillers, and a variety of …more
[close] Welcome and join us for our monthly group reads. We read Mysteries, Thrillers, and a variety of subgenres. True Crime, Cozy Mysteries, and Series are also discussed in the group.
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