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Best Spy Novels

Mitch Rapp
The list author says: "List of the greatest spy novels! Nazis, Communists, Terrorists, Assassins, and corrupt Politicians get their just dues!"
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
"Simply the best!  Book is beautifully layered and immensely suspenseful. 99/100"
The Day of the Jackal
The Day of the Jackal
"Not strictly speaking a spy novel, however, keeps you guessing even though the outcome is never in question.  99/100"
The Charm School
The Charm School
"Great plot.  Great action. Great writing. Great book! 97/100"
Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle
"Everything you could possible ask for in a WWII spy novel.  94/100"
The Unlikely Spy
The Unlikely Spy
"Just as good as Follet's 'Needle.'  93/100"
The Devil's Alternative
The Devil's Alternative
"Pacing different then any other book I have read.  Speeds up, then slows, then quickens, then slows again.  Overall works very well. 93/100"
The Fourth Protocol
The Fourth Protocol
"Guess I'm a sucker for Forsyth.  Always seems to find the right pace.  Rarely disappoints.  91/100"
Night Soldiers: A Novel
Night Soldiers: A Novel
"Really well written. 89/100"
The Confessor (Gabriel Allon Novels)
The Confessor (Gabriel Allon Novels)
"Favorite of the Allon series. 88/100"
Transfer of Power
Transfer of Power
"Favorite of the Rapp series. 87/100"
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
"Beautifully written, a little slow at times. 87/100"
Fatherland: A Novel
Fatherland: A Novel
"Okay, not really a "spy novel."  However a good cat and mouse game set in an alternate 1960's. 87/100"
Dark Star: A Novel
Dark Star: A Novel
"87/100"
Jackdaws
Jackdaws
"Underrated. 85/100"
The Fist of God
The Fist of God
"A little long, but enjoyable. 85/100"
The Foreign Correspondent: A Novel
The Foreign Correspondent: A Novel
"Not exactly action-packed but still enjoyable. 85/100"
The Man From St. Petersburg
The Man From St. Petersburg
"83/100"
The Negotiator
The Negotiator
"83/100"
Triple
Triple
"Surprisingly enjoyable.  82/100"
The Tourist
The Tourist
"80/100"
The Odessa File
The Odessa File
"Something about this one seemed off to me.  Just didn't quite grab me like the other Forsyths. 80/100"
The Faithful Spy (John Wells, No. 1)
The Faithful Spy (John Wells, No. 1)
"Good, yet unremarkable. 79/100"
The Brotherhood of the Rose: A Novel (William Monk)
The Brotherhood of the Rose: A Novel (William Monk)
"78/100"
The Tears of Autumn
The Tears of Autumn
"77/100"
The Quiller Memorandum (Otto Penzler Presents...)
The Quiller Memorandum (Otto Penzler Presents...)
"Unremarkable.  77/100"
A Matter of Honor
A Matter of Honor
"Great plot idea, however, poorly executed.  Too many coincidences.  Not really recommended.  74/100"
Spies of the Balkans: A Novel
Spies of the Balkans: A Novel
"least enjoyable of the Fursts.  74/100"
From Russia with Love (James Bond Novels)
From Russia with Love (James Bond Novels)
"Make for much better films then books.  71/100"
The Key to Rebecca
The Key to Rebecca
"Good start!  Flat finish.  71/100"
The Berlin Conspiracy
The Berlin Conspiracy
"Again good plot idea, poorly executed.  Not a winner. 70/100"
Lie Down with Lions
Lie Down with Lions
"Tedious.  One of the few BAD folletts.  67/100"
The Matarese Circle: A Novel
The Matarese Circle: A Novel
"Man this one was painful to get through.  I guess I'm just not a ludlum fan. 67/100"
The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Book #1
The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Book #1
"Fail to see the appeal of this one.  Maybe its just me.  I'll probably give it another try though one day.  Movies were awesome!  66/100"