Spymaster's Prism

Author: Jack Devine

Publisher: Potomac Books

ISBN: 1640123784


Page: 304

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In Spymaster's Prism, the legendary former spymaster Jack Devine aims to ignite public discourse on our country's intelligence and counterintelligence posture against Russia, among other adversaries.

Spymaster's Web

Author: Daphne Walter

Publisher: Cynthia Marienthal


Category: Fiction

Page: 349

View: 6115

Will she betray her husband or her nation? Witness to the massacre at Paris, the Queen’s Spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, vows to sacrifice everything he holds most dear to keep England safe, even planting his own daughter, Frances, to spy on the Queen’s favorite, the Earl of Essex. All her life, Frances never fit in, dissatisfied with the life Fate granted her, never able to have the life — and love — she really wanted. When Essex rises up in treasonous rebellion against the Queen and England, will Frances protect the father of her children — and betray the man who trusted her to keep England safe?

The Spymaster's Daughter

Author: Jeane Westin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110159439X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 899

In the court of Elizabeth I, the daughter of the queen’s powerful spymaster becomes a secret agent, and plays a dangerous role in saving her country from its ruthless enemies. In Tudor England, traitors are everywhere and the queen’s spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, is assembling the greatest intelligence-gathering network in the world. Walsingham’s only daughter, Lady Frances Sidney, is smart, courageous, and unhappy in love. She longs for the excitement of decoding encrypted messages and setting traps for those working for rival Mary, Queen of Scots. But Frances's father refuses her any opportunity to contribute to the desperate effort of keeping England safe. Then Elizabeth, impressed with Frances’s fiery spirit, calls her to court as a lady-in-waiting, and Frances seizes the chance to prove herself. Soon, she wins the trust of her father’s de-coders and begins her secret work, thrilled with the freedom to test her talents. But her peril is compounded as her beauty and wit also attract the romantic attention of two men, one the reckless Earl of Essex and the other her own brilliant but low-born servant, Robert Pauley. And when Frances uncovers the most dire plot of all, she will risk her father’s condemnation, her heart’s longing, and her very life to safeguard her queen.

The Spymaster's Lady

Author: Joanna Bourne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101206861

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4382

The historical romance that began Joanna Bourne's spectacular spymaster series! She's never met a man she couldn't deceive...until now. She's braved battlefields. She's stolen dispatches from under the noses of heads of state. She's played the worldly courtesan, the naive virgin, the refined British lady, even a Gypsy boy. But Annique Villiers, the elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, has finally met the one man she can't outwit.

The Spymaster of Baghdad

Author: Margaret Coker

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062947435

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 3835

From the former New York Times bureau chief in Baghdad comes the gripping and heroic story of an elite, top-secret team of unlikely spies who triumphed over ISIS. The Spymaster of Baghdad tells the dramatic yet intimate account of how a covert Iraqi intelligence unit called “the Falcons” came together against all odds to defeat ISIS. The Falcons, comprising ordinary men with little conventional espionage background, infiltrated the world’s most powerful terrorist organization, ultimately turning the tide of war against the terrorist group and bringing safety to millions of Iraqis and the broader world. Centered around the relationship between two brothers, Harith al-Sudani, a rudderless college dropout who was recruited to the Falcons by his all-star younger brother Munaf, and their eponymous unit commander Abu Ali, The Spymaster of Baghdad follows their emotional journey as Harith volunteers for the most dangerous mission imaginable. With piercing lyricism and thrilling prose, Coker’s deeply-reported account interweaves heartfelt portraits of these and other unforgettable characters as they navigate the streets of war-torn Baghdad and perform heroic feats of cunning and courage. The Falcons’ path crosses with that of Abrar, a young, radicalized university student who, after being snubbed by the head of the Islamic State’s chemical weapons program, plots her own attack. At the near-final moment, the Falcons intercept Abrar’s deadly plan to poison Baghdad’s drinking water and arrest her in the middle of the night—just one of many covert counterterrorism operations revealed for the first time in the book. Ultimately, The Spymaster of Baghdad is a page-turning account of wartime espionage in which ordinary people make extraordinary sacrifices for the greater good. Challenging our perceptions of terrorism and counterterrorism, war and peace, Iraq and the wider Middle East, American occupation and foreign intervention, The Spymaster of Baghdad is a testament to the power of personal choice and individual action to change the course of history—in a time when we need such stories more than ever.

Iron Manual

Author: Various

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302507532

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 8150

These are the chronicles of Tony Stark: the playboy, the genius inventor, the philanthropist, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., the futurist, the hero. This Handbook is the definitive resource to the world of Iron Man, featuring Tony's closest allies (Happy and Pepper Hogan, War Machine, the Order) and deadliest foes (Justin Hammer, Mandarin, Obadiah Stane)! Includes a complete gallery of the Iron Man armors, and all-new schematics of key armors and the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier! Also featuring 1993's original Iron Manual, plus unrevealed armor concepts from the Iron Man/Force Works Collector's Preview. Collects the Iron Manual, the All-New Iron Manual, and material from the Iron Man/Force Works Collector's Preview.


Author: William J. West

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7615

A corroboration of Peter Wright's espionage allegations against Sir Roger Hollis in the controversial study "Spycatcher" provides new evidence and information that links Hollis, the Director General of MI5, with accusations against him


Author: Leslie Colitt

Publisher: Perseus Books


Category: History

Page: 302

View: 4508

The definitive story of Markus Wolf, who created and controlled the Soviet Bloc’s most effective spy network.

The Spymaster, a Novel of America

Author: Donald Freed

Publisher: Arbor House Publishing Company


Category: Fiction

Page: 467

View: 7793

As he nears retirement, Vivian T. S. Prescott, the Spymaster, faces the imminent unraveling of his life of deception and tragic complicity as a director of the activities of the CIA

CIA Spymaster

Author: Clarence Ashley

Publisher: Pelican Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 5473

For nearly thirty years, CIA case officer George Kisevalter lived the Cold War. Dispatched to Vienna as the Cold War began to rage, Kisevalter ran the first key Soviet agent in CIA history, Pyotr Popov, and gained the U.S. its first view behind the Iron Curtain. More impressive was his next agent, Soviet colonel Oleg Penkovsky, regarded as the most successful spy in CIA history. Penkovsky supplied the West with more than ten thousand pages of unsurpassed intelligence. This top-secret information proved decisive for Kennedy during the showdown of the Cuban missile crisis. More than a biography, CIA SpyMaster is a glimpse into the mind of an espionage genius, a rare view of what it takes to "live in the black" for years at a time under a fictitious identity, torn from friends and family. It's a behind-the-scenes look at spycraft in action, from dead drops and cutoffs to multilayered ciphers, the KGB's secret "spydust," and everything in between. It is a book of ever-increasing tension and suspense, as the rising stakes of the Cold War endow every act of espionage with utmost importance. During his lifetime, George Kisevalter was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the highest award attainable in the CIA without giving one's life. For his work with Penkovsky, he received a Certificate of Merit with Distinction. Less than two months before his death in 1997, he was selected as one of fifty "unique contributors" in the fifty-year history of the CIA and was presented with the newly established Trailblazers Award, the only case officer ever to be so honored.