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The Falls by Ian Rankin
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'The Falls", published in 2000 about midstream in Ian Rankin's Rebus series, is an early example of what happens when data can be used more extensively in crime investigations. In this case, the death of a young female college student occurs near Edi ...more
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Spy Hook by Len Deighton
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I've become a big fan of Len Deighton over a short period of time after 'discovering' him probably 40 years after he began writing a bunch of really fine novels in my favorite genre. I began nearly at the beginning of his output, tearing through the ...more
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The Falls by Ian Rankin
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'The Falls", published in 2000 about midstream in Ian Rankin's Rebus series, is an early example of what happens when data can be used more extensively in crime investigations. In this case, the death of a young female college student occurs near Edi ...more
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The Other Woman by Daniel Silva
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London Match by Len Deighton
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Deighton's 3rd in the Game/Set/Match trilogy is a great example of the cat and mouse nature of really good spy novels in the cold war era. In this series wrap-up, Stinnes, the KGB big shooter enticed by Samson's British spy masters to defect, is spor ...more
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The Likeness by Tana French
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In the Woods by Tana French
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Tana French’s “In the Woods” was indeed a great start for her. My only quibble: it’s too damn long! There are tons of psychological, social, and personal details that impacted the investigation so perhaps it was all needed, and it didn’t feel padded ...more
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Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich
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Mexico Set by Len Deighton
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'Mexico Set', Len Deighton's 2nd in the Samson series, is another intricately plotted espionage story from the Cold War era, this time with Bernard Samson attempting to 'enroll' (entice to defect) his Russian counterpart. The Russian, a KGB guy, happ ...more
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The Moroccan Girl by Charles Cumming
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'The Moroccan Girl', though not one of Cumming's traditional spy-novel efforts, is a winning combination of a rather gimmicky initial story line and a fairly plausible extension of the political tensions between left and right wings we're seeing acro ...more
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