Do the words – thriller, espionage, spy, CIA, fast paced suspense, international intrique -have you reaching for that book? Or do you read everything by fiction authors like Daniel Silva, David Poyer, Jack Higgins, Micael Connelly, Joseph Finder, Dean Ing, Vince Flynn or David Baldacci? Well then I have a few nonfiction books that you might love.
Operation Dark Heart : Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan– and the Path to Victory by Anthony Shaffer
The Spy Within : Larry Chin and China’s penetration of the CIA by Tod Hoffman
Agent Zigzag : a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben Macintyre
Spy Wars : moles, mysteries, and deadly games by T.H. Bagley
Agent 146 : the true story of a Nazi spy in America by Erich Gimpel
Enter the Past Tense: My Secret Life as a CIA Assassin by Roland W. Haas
All of the above are true stories about spies and spying. And we have lots more in the 327.12 section of the stacks.
Phyllis Rogan, Reference Librarian
Steele Memorial Library