CIA spy stories
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Set in the spring of 1945, “Winner Lose All” features American, Russian, British agents fighting themselves and the Gestapo over the German weapons technology which will determine the world’s balance of power for years to come.
In “Thursday at Noon“, reviewed in The New Yorker and set in Egypt in 1962, a burned-out CIA agent is all that stands between German rocket scientists, the CIA, KGB, a coup in Cairo, and a new Middle-East war.
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The author of 7 other outstanding action-adventure novels on Kindle, with over 600 Five-Star Ratings. In addition to the Trilogy, you’ll like his contemporary thrillers like The Undertaker and Aim True, My Brothers, as well as his Bob Burke suspense thriller series with Burke’s War, Burke’s Gamble, and his new Burke’s Revenge. Grab one and Enjoy!
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Combining the best of World War II historical fiction, action adventure, and romance, this fast-paced spy thriller will resonate. As WW II grinds to an halt in the rubble of Nazi Germany, all eyes turn to the next ‘cold’ one. The Americans, the Russians, and the British know the future belongs to whomever can grab Hitler’s ‘Wonder Weapon’ technology, because his new rockets, jet fighters, and submarines will shape the balance of world power for decades to come. Old enemies become tomorrow’s allies, old friends can’t be trusted, and lies and double-dealing are now the norm in this spy vs spy thriller.
The Colonel’s Mistake by Dan Mayland , is the first book in a three book series featuring Mark Sava, the aging, low key, former CIA Station Chief in Azerbaijan in former Soviet Central Asia. You can’t get much more backwater than that. Sava has stayed on as a consultant living in Baku, the country’s hot, dusty, corrupt capital. He gets dragged into a friend’s kidnapping, an attempted coup in Iran, and a proposed Chinese oil pipeline. Think George Smiley, not James Bond or Mitch Rapp. Like the rest of the countries in that area,
Azerbaijan has become a pawn in the 21st Century version of “the Great Game” of oil, international politics, intrigue, corruption, and espionage between Russia, Iran, China, and the US. With twists, flips, and turns, that is the real life screen upon which Mayland’s The Colonel’s Mistake thriller novel project. I have no doubt that his complex, seamy, and corrupt picture of the region is spot on, as I have no doubt that our current State Department wizards don’t begin understand any of it. Too bad the wizards in Washington never read history or even Rudyard Kipling. Any of that could have kept us out of a number of recent wars from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Series books are very much in vogue these days. which makes a book review difficult. I usually dislike them, because I feel they all-too-often cheat the reader. To me, a story should be distinct and complete from cover to cover and not simply a teaser to get the reader to buy yet another book. I don’t know how the next books in Mayland’s series will work out, but after The Colonel’s Mistake, I intend to read more of them.
William F. Brown is the author of 5 suspense novels with over 300 Five-Star Reviews: The Undertaker, Amongst My Enemies, Thursday at Noon, Winner Take All, and now Aim True, My Brothers available on Kindle and Audible Audio Books. You can read about them and my book review of this and other books at billbrownwritesnovels.wordpress.com