Thursday, October 24, 2019

Twenty great espionage novels

At the Waterstones blog, Mark Skinner tagged "twenty great titles are suffused with shadowy, smoke-filled subterfuge and high stakes games of national security," including:
William Boyd

A dazzling literary thriller and insightful character study from the author of Any Human Heart, Restless explores both the wartime adventures and peacetime intrigues of Russian émigré Eva Delectorskaya. Written with typical subtlety and nuance by Boyd, this is a spellbinding meditation on buried secrets and identities, and a top notch spy story to boot.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Restless is among Henry Hemming's ten top books about fake news and Samuel Muston's ten best spy novels.

--Marshal Zeringue