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Best Spy book you ever read was????

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Initial post: Nov 23, 2012, 9:34:35 AM PST
Rabbitrunner says:
My favorite spy novel of all time was "The Charm School" by Nelson Demille. I would like to hear what you recommend.

Posted on Nov 23, 2012, 12:53:18 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 25, 2012, 1:44:33 PM PST
Am fondly remembering The Eiger Sanction.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012, 7:33:16 AM PST
Mike j says:
The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre

Posted on Nov 27, 2012, 8:58:30 AM PST
M.S. says:
Love Forsythe's old stuff..

Posted on Dec 1, 2012, 8:14:19 AM PST
zev cohen says:
Le Carre - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Posted on Dec 1, 2012, 5:42:47 PM PST
gite says:
The November Man - Bill Granger

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012, 5:52:27 PM PST
Rabbitrunner says:
Thanks for your reply. It looks terrific and I have never heard or read any of Bill Granger's books. I can't wait to read it!!

Posted on Dec 2, 2012, 10:32:20 AM PST
Actually it was both Le Carre's book and the video series on PBS of "Smiley's People" with Alec Guiness that is forever etched in my memory. Allan Hoffman

Posted on Dec 2, 2012, 12:18:17 PM PST
The Dragon Tattoo series...Riveting and based upon current situations

Posted on Dec 3, 2012, 8:22:24 AM PST
Any of John Le Carre's spy novels... IMHO the best of the spy genre author... and I guess I liked Little Drummer Girl the best!
also, I loved most of Eric Ambler's novels, who was my favorite spy author before I discovered Le Carre'...
and the classic The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad which my boss said was the best.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012, 2:21:52 PM PST
R. Kent says:
The Spy Who Came in From The Cold by Le Carre.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012, 9:05:55 AM PST
THESE GUYS: Cold War Stories Told by Cold War Warriors. About spies and spooks, intelligence during the cold war, stories by members of the secret UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SECURITY SERVICE. One of the first of its kind.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012, 10:04:24 AM PST
Elsie says:
Shibumi by Trevanian. Also wrote Eiger Sanction, the Loo Sanction and a few others.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012, 2:36:52 PM PST
Child 34 by Tom Brown Unbelievable!

Posted on Dec 6, 2012, 2:42:23 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012, 4:00:47 PM PST
daralee says:
I don't think there will ever be a better spy novel than "The Charm School"! I started reading and never put it down until I was finished the next morning. Anything by Nelson DeMille makes my favorites list.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012, 7:06:16 PM PST
The Bourne identity Robert Ludlum. Eye of the Needle Ken Follett

Posted on Dec 12, 2012, 3:52:32 AM PST
Sam says:
My Days in the Beast, the diary of a Holy Warrior in America by Aamir Al-Mamoura translation by J.C. Clark. One of the more gripping accounts of terrorist activity in our daily lives.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012, 4:19:29 AM PST
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Been saying this for years and am glad someone else recommends this terrific book (Shibumi)

L Nelson

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012, 6:53:33 AM PST
Never and I repeat never have I read a bad Nelson DeMille novel. I have read them all and just now finished The Panther. A hint of another if you haven't read him already is try Stephen Hunters series. A returned sniper from Nam and his exploits for about twenty years.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012, 10:20:53 AM PST
Guys and ladies try Alan Furst. Makes you LIVE a spy in WW2. Don D

Posted on Dec 13, 2012, 3:26:54 AM PST
C. Bronson says:
Hitler Was A British Agent by Greg Hallett

Posted on Dec 14, 2012, 2:29:12 PM PST
D.M.Meyer says:
The best spy book I ever read was "The Charm School" by Nelson DeMille,of course that was back in the 80's when the cold war was still going on. Still it made for good reading.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012, 4:48:03 PM PST
Rabbitrunner says:
Thanks everyone for your reply. It will be difficult to choose which one I read first! :)
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