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Best Spy Novels Ever

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A list of Spy novels that is not a list of Mystery novels but ones centered around the protagonist being a SPY.

Rated 2 points - posted 8 years ago by GuateGringo in category Books.
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Spies of the Balkans Report Abuse
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The Quiet American Report Abuse
The author used his experiences as a British SIS agent in Sierra Leone and while he was a reporter in Saigon in the 1950's to write this classic
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Day of the Jackal Report Abuse
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The Eiger Sanction Report Abuse
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Report Abuse
A John LaCarre classic. A British Cold War espionage thriller was named one of the best 100 novels of all time.
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The Wayward Spy Report Abuse
Recently published and getting great reviews. This is a classic spy novel with an unpredictable climax. The protagonist is a cynical but likeable former journalist who's up against financial pressures and is therefore an easy target for recruitment by MI6 talent spotters. Author Roger Croft is also a former journalist.
7 points - added 8 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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The best spy book i have ever read
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Where Eagles Dare Report Abuse
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The Bourne Identity Report Abuse
The first of the original trilogy by author Robert Ludlum, is about protagonist, Jason Bourne who must find out why an assassin and the CIA are trying to kill him.
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Ipcress File Report Abuse
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Above Suspicion Report Abuse
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The Riddle of the Sands Report Abuse
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The Moscow Club Report Abuse
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The Cold War Swap Report Abuse
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The Marathon Man Report Abuse
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Masquerade Report Abuse
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Morning Spy, Evening Spy Report Abuse
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The Spy who Loved Me Report Abuse
James Bond classic by Ian Fleming was the shortest of his novels and did not keep the same format as previous Bond novels, it was told in the first person.
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Eye of the Needle Report Abuse
One of many great novels by author Ken Follett, it was the novel that made him a successful author and won him the 1979 Edgar Award.
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The Unlikely Spy Report Abuse
1 point - added 8 years ago by GuateGringo - 1 comment
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No finished yet but seems like it should be closer to Eye of the Needle.
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The Tailor of Panama Report Abuse
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The Brotherhood of the Rose. Report Abuse
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