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message 1: by F.J. (last edited Feb 12, 2014 04:33PM) (new)

F.J. | 1 comments The second book in an espionage series for the modern day! Excellent!

Games Traitors Play (Jon Stock)

Salim Dhar is the world's most wanted terrorist. The CIA is under pressure to hunt him down, after he narrowly failed to kill the US president. The borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan are the target of relentless drone strikes. Echelon, the West's intelligence analysis network, is in meltdown, monitoring all channels for the faintest trace of Dhar. But no one can find him. Only Daniel Marchant, renegade MI6 officer, knows where he is.

Marchant has been living in Marrakech, listening to the traditional Berber storytellers as they enthral tourists with tales from The Arabian Nights. Marchant believes that Dhar has shunned technology, retreating to old customs:coded messages for Dhar are being embedded in ancient narratives.

When a man flees from the square, Marchant pursues him up into the Atlas Mountains, where he sees an unmarked military helicopter take off and head east. Is someone shielding Dhar to perpetrate an act of proxy terrorism on the West? Or is the CIA right when it claims to have killed him?

To discover the truth, Marchant must be recruited by Moscow. But Marcus Fielding, erudite Chief of MI6, doubts that his young intelligence officer has the mental strength to be a double agent. It's a role that will require him to believe his late father was a traitor, an allegation that Marchant fought long and hard to dispel. Now he must rekindle those rumours and confront dark truths about his own loyalties. He must also work with Lakshmi Meena, the CIA's beautiful new liaison officer in London. Can he ever trust a woman-or an American-again after being betrayed by her predecessor?

As Britain braces itself for an airborne terrorist attack, Marchant survives torture in Morocco and India in his bid to find and stop Dhar. Will family ties ultimately prove more binding than ideology? In an absorbing thriller that combines the nuances of Cold War Le Carre with the ejector-seat excitement of Top Gun, Marchant discovers that treachery is the greatest game of all.

message 2: by Feliks, Moderator (last edited Feb 12, 2014 05:16PM) (new)

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) | 673 comments Mod
Espionage is always modern day. Its a 'constant' in human interactions.

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Gideon Asche (gideonasche) | 21 comments Obviously I am one of the authors littering this thread, looking for an audience…

But I also spent 8 years in the field during the cold war and have a story you more than likely have not heard. After several attempts to appease DOS screeners we fictionalized some details and I have publish this as fact based fiction.

If you have any interest in how it was to operate iin the dark on the other side of the wall…. This is as accurate a narration as would be allowed told.

I invite you to check out

JINNIK by Gideon D. Asche

The first 100 readers will receive a certified piece of the Berlin Wall.
author may be contacted at

Photographs from Jinnik and Excerpts are available at

I do apologize if I overstepped the limits of my participation here but you are some of the few who might actually understand what it was like in the years before the wall came down.

It still haunts my nightmares and I have to remind myself it is gone…

Jinnik by Gideon D. Asche

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Feliks (dzerzhinsky) | 673 comments Mod
This is the thread for author introductions. Authors, do your wurst!

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Gideon Asche (gideonasche) | 21 comments I must have Kraut with my Wurst.

und meine Brötchen auch.

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Doubledf99.99 | 123 comments Just finished An early spy novel written in 1916, about a British led team of spies going into Germany and Turkey to find out information on and then to stop a Jihad that is being instigated by Germany. The two British officers are both veterans of battle of Loos, on the Western Front. Its a pretty quick and interesting read and it was good to read an early 20th century spy novel.
Greenmantle (Richard Hannay #2) by John Buchan
John Buchan

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Doubledf99.99 | 123 comments Oooops looks like I posted in a wrong thread. sorry about authors..

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