South Atlantic Requiem Catesby Book 6Arcadia Books #ad - Highly recommended' - clive pontingIt is 1982 and the British prime minister and the Argentine president are both clinging to power. Owing to budget cuts, senior mi6 spook william catesby s only agent in South America is young Cambridge student Fiona Stewart who has fallen in love with an Argentine star polo player who also flies Exocet armed aircraft for the military Junta.
Downing street, having ignored alarm bells coming from the South Atlantic, finds itself in a full-blown crisis when Argentina invades the remote and forgotten British territory of the Falklands Islands. It gets nearer to the truth of what happened in the Falklands War than any of the standard histories.
Catesby is dispatched urgently to prevent Argentina from obtaining more lethal Exocet missiles by fair means or foul. The clock is ticking as diplomats and statesmen race for a last-minute settlement while the weapons of war are primed and aimed. Edward wilson's stunning new spy thriller brilliantly evokes the intricate world of high-stakes espionage with a rare authenticity and deeply-felt sympathy for the human cost and tragedy of conflict.
South Atlantic Requiem Catesby Book 6 #ad - Cunning, ingenuity and the prospect of murder will become his increasingly desperate modus operandi. Meanwhile, haunted by his own memories of the horrors of war is pushing for peace, a battle rages behind the scenes as the Foreign Secretary, urged on by nationalist glory, while the Prime Minister, is willing to sacrifice lives to win an upcoming election.
From patagonia to paris, from chevening to the White House, Catesby plays a deadly game of diplomatic cat and mouse determined to avert the loss of life.
The Midnight Swimmer Catesby Book 3Arcadia Books #ad - He loves his country, but despises the class who run it. Spawned in the bleak poverty of an East Anglian fishing port, Catesby is a spy with a big anti-establishment chip on his shoulder. London has authorised Catesby to offer Moscow a secret deal to break the Cuban Missile Crisis deadlock. Loathed by the americans and trusted by the Russians, Catesby is sent to Havana and Washington to make clandestine contacts.
. On one corner is a war disabled KGB general, on another corner is his unfulfilled wife. This sophisticated novel is full of twists and turns that merge historical fact with fiction. Once again, the author poses the fundamental question that few spy novelists answer: What is the greater crime? Betraying your country or betraying the person you love? A triangle of love and death that began in Berlin ends in Cuba.
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But before that can happen, Catesby meets the Midnight Swimmer who has a chilling message for Washington.
The Whitehall Mandarin Catesby Book 4Arcadia Books #ad - Catesby’s job is to uncover her story and bury it forever. Thrilling and deeply intelligent, the whitehall mandarin reveals the most guarded intelligence secret of modern times – not only exploring the enigma of China’s rise to head the superpowers, but plumbing the depths of sometimes unbelievable events that have changed our world.
Edward wilson’s page-turning thriller is not just a chilling story of multi-national espionage, lies and false promises that may not, greed and duplicity, terror, in fact, but a frightening and eye-opening exposé of secrets, be fiction. Lady somers is rich, beautiful and powerful – and the first woman to head up the Ministry of Defence.
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. His quest leads him through the sex scandals of London in the Swinging Sixties – and then on to Moscow where a shocking message changes everything.
A Very British Ending Catesby Book 5Arcadia Books #ad - The author once again reveals the dark underside of the Secret State on both sides of the Atlantic. Both have made powerful enemies with long memories. The german turns out to be a CIA asset being rat-lined to South America. As a hungry britain freezes in the winter of 1947, a young cabinet minister negotiates a deal with Moscow trading Rolls-Royce jet engines for cattle fodder and wood.
An mi6 officer, haunted by the ghosts of an SS atrocity, kills a Nazi war criminal in the ruins of a U-boot bunker. The fates of the two men become entwined as one rises through MI6 and the other to Downing Street. Senior mi6 officers, catesby and Bone, try to outwit a cabal of plotters trying to overthrow the Prime Minister.
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The Darkling Spy Catesby Book 2Arcadia Books #ad - A book that will change the reader's view of the Cold War forever. A generation of British spies are haunted by the ghosts of friends turned traitor. London, 1956.
The Envoy Catesby Book 1Arcadia Books #ad - The Envoy Catesby Book 1 #ad - The arms race informs much of the action in this fast-paced page turner which sees Kit go undercover to meet a dissident KGB agent, lose a loved one, have a crisis of soul and get blackmailed into becoming a double agent for M16. Kit fournier, senior diplomat at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, is actually CIA bureau chief in London.
1950s london: the height of the Cold War.
Moskva: 'The new Le Carre' BBC Radio 2 The Sara Cox ShowPenguin #ad - January, 1986. Fox is ordered to find her, and fast. But it's one that comes off' Sunday Times'A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Longlisted for the 2017 cwa ian fleming steel dagger for best thriller*'Even better than Child 44' Daily Telegraph'Given that the definitive thriller in 1980's Moscow already exists Gorky Park, Moskva looks like a crazy gamble.
But the last thing the Soviets want is a foreign agent snooping about on their turf. A cold war thriller haunted by an evil legacy from the Second World War, Moskva is a journey into the dark heart of another time and place. Mesmerising, surefooted, vividly realised. A week after disgraced intelligence Officer Tom Fox is stationed to Moscow the British Ambassador's fifteen-year-old daughter goes missing.
Moskva: 'The new Le Carre' BBC Radio 2 The Sara Cox Show #ad - Something special in the arena of international thrillers' Financial Times'A compulsive and supremely intelligent thriller from a master stylist' Michael Marshall, author of The Straw Men'A blizzard of exciting set pieces, superbly realized' Daily Telegraph. Not when a killer they can't even acknowledge let alone catch is preparing to kill again.
Nightfall Berlin: 'For those who enjoy vintage Le Carre' Ian RankinPenguin #ad - A dark, twisty tale of cold War conflict' i paper'The rejuvenation of the espionage thriller continues apace' Guardian. But they are less clear about what to do when his mission is compromised. Trapped in east berlin, hunted by an army of Stasi agents and wanted for murder on both sides of the Wall, Fox must stay free and get out alive.
Nightfall Berlin: 'For those who enjoy vintage Le Carre' Ian Rankin #ad - To do both he must discover who sabotaged his mission - and why. An absolutely brilliant page turner. Smuggled into east Berlin, Fox's orders are clear: repatriate a remorseful defector. Grimwood is about to become your new favourite thriller writer' IndependentA tense, atmospheric and breathtaking thriller that drops you deep into the icy heart of the Cold War - fans of A Gentleman in Moscow, John Le Carré and Red Sparrow will be gripped.
. Note-perfect, multi-layered, rugged as a T-34 tank. A fine book for those who enjoy vintage Le Carré' Ian Rankin'The new Le Le Carré. But not for british intelligence officer Major Tom Fox.
The Lyon Resistance Alex Kovacs thriller series Book 3Manor and State, LLC #ad - But the effects are fleeting even as the danger for them grows exponentially. And when that danger surrounds them, smothering them, Alex is forced to make the ultimate decision — to risk everything for his family and his cause. The lyon resistance is the third book in the Alex Kovacs historical espionage thriller series.
The resistance does what it can, at enormous personal risk to its members. France has been overrun and the Gestapo now controls the country with a sinister terror. Disillusioned by the leaders who ignored so many warnings and allowed France to be steamrollered by the Germans, they form a Resistance cell and sabotage the Nazis wherever they can.
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The Spies of Zurich Alex Kovacs thriller series Book 2Manor and State, LLC #ad - The problem is that no one in authority seems to want to listen. World war ii has started but the main event is still being planned. It is 1939 and Germany has invaded Poland. He and his contacts in the espionage community – and Switzerland is a hotbed of spies – think they know what is going to happen, how Hitler will invade and how he will help to fund the endeavor.
Two questions hang over everyone: when will hitler’s army turn to the west, and will France be ready?After the fall of Austria and then Czechoslovakia, Alex Kovacs now lives in Zurich. Frustrated but also determined, Alex fights for a way to get someone to hear him. The spies of zurich is the second book in the Alex Kovacs historical espionage thriller series.
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