Spy Thriller

Spy fiction, a genre of literature involving espionage as an important context or plot device, emerged in the early twentieth century, inspired by rivalries and intrigues between the major powers, and the establishment of modern intelligence agencies. It was given new impetus by the development of fascism and communism in the lead-up to World War 2, continued to develop during the Cold War, and received a fresh impetus from the emergence of rogue states, international criminal organizations, Muslim fundamentalism, global terrorist networks, maritime piracy and technological sabotage and espion ...more

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Agent Zero (Agent Zero Spy Thriller #1)
The Names of the Dead
The Eighth Sister (Charles Jenkins #1)
The New Girl (Gabriel Allon #19)
End Game (Will Robie, #5)
The Rescue (Ryan Decker #1)
Codename Villanelle (Killing Eve, #1)
The Terminal List (James Reece, #1)
Three Hours in Paris
Agent Running in the Field
The Warsaw Protocol (Cotton Malone, #15)
One Minute Out (Gray Man, #9)
Lethal Agent (Mitch Rapp #18)
Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1)
The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, #1)
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan, #3)
The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon, #1)
The Bourne Supremacy (Jason Bourne, #2)
The Day of the Jackal
Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow Trilogy, #1)
Patriot Games (Jack Ryan, #1)
Eye of the Needle
Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp, #3)
The Third Option (Mitch Rapp, #4)
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