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Model Spy
  • Author : Shannon Greenland
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 9781101118481
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Book 1 of The Specialists Teen genius Kelly James is in a lot of hot water. A whiz with computers, she agreed to help her college rA, David, uncover some top-secret information. After all, she doesn’t have many friends and David has always been nice to her. it doesn’t hurt that he’s supercute and irresistible, too. All she has to do is hack into the government’s main computer system. but a few hours later, her whole life changes. she is caught and taken in for questioning, only this isn’t your run-of-the-mill arrest. rather than serve a juvenile detention sentence, she accepts the option to change her name and enlist in a secret government spy agency that trains teen agents to go undercover. As if that wasn’t overwhelming enough, she discovers that David works for this agency as well! And before she even begins to understand what is going on, she’s sent on her first mission as an undercover model. And who better to partner with than David himself!

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    Jessica Cole: Model Spy: Code Red Lipstick
  • Author : Sarah Sky
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781407144245
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Models, spies and lipstick gadgets... When Jessica's father, a former spy, vanishes mysteriously, Jessica takes matters into her own hands. She's not just a daddy's girl who's good at striking a pose; she's a trained spook who knows how to take on MI6 and beat them at their own game.

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    The Princess Spy
  • Author : Larry Loftis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781982143886
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER “As exciting as any spy novel” (Daily News, New York), The Princess Spy follows the hidden history of an ordinary American girl who became one of the OSS’s most daring World War II spies before marrying into European nobility. Perfect for fans of A Woman of No Importance and Code Girls. When Aline Griffith was born in a quiet suburban New York hamlet, no one had any idea that she would go on to live “a life of glamour and danger that Ingrid Bergman only played at in Notorious” (Time). As the United States enters the Second World War, the young college graduate is desperate to aid in the war effort, but no one is interested in a bright-eyed young woman whose only career experience is modeling clothes. Aline’s life changes when, at a dinner party, she meets a man named Frank Ryan and reveals how desperately she wants to do her part for her country. Within a few weeks, he helps her join the Office of Strategic Services—forerunner of the CIA. With a code name and expert training under her belt, she is sent to Spain to be a coder, but is soon given the additional assignment of infiltrating the upper echelons of society, mingling with high-ranking officials, diplomats, and titled Europeans. Against this glamorous backdrop of galas and dinner parties, she recruits sub-agents and engages in deep-cover espionage. Even after marrying the Count of Romanones, one of the wealthiest men in Spain, Aline secretly continues her covert activities, being given special assignments when abroad that would benefit from her impeccable pedigree and social connections. “[A] meticulously researched, beautifully crafted work of nonfiction that reads like a James Bond thriller” (Bookreporter), The Princess Spy brings to vivid life the dazzling adventures of a spirited American woman who risked everything to serve her country.

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    The Many Lives of Miss K
  • Author : Jean-Noel Liaut
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780847841424
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A life of glamour and tragedy, set against the watershed cultural and political movements of twentieth-century Europe. "Toto" Koopman (1908–1991) is a new addition to the set of iconoclastic women whose biographies intrigue and inspire modern-day readers. Like her contemporaries Lee Miller or Vita Sackville-West, Toto lived with an independent spirit more typical of the men of her generation, moving in the worlds of fashion, society, art, and politics with an insouciant ease that would stir both admiration and envy even today. Sphinxlike and tantalizing, Toto conducted her life as a game, driven by audacity and style. Jean-Noël Liaut chases his enigmatic subject through the many roles and lives she inhabited, both happy and tragic. Though her beauty, charisma, and taste for the extraordinary made her an exuberant fixture of Paris fashion and café society, her intelligence and steely sense of self drove her toward bigger things, culminating in espionage during WWII, for which she was imprisoned by the Nazis in Ravensbruck. After the horrors of the camp, she found solace in Erica Brausen, the German art dealer who launched the career of Francis Bacon, and the two women lived out their lives together surrounded by cultural luminaries like Edmonde Charles-Roux and Luchino Visconti. But even in her later decades, Toto remained impossible for anyone to possess. The Many Lives of Miss K explores the allure of a freethinking and courageous woman who, fiercely protective of her independence, was sought after by so many but ultimately known by very few.

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    Fashion Assassin
  • Author : Sarah Sky
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1407140183
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  • Genre : Spy stories
  • Models, spies and lipstick gadgets in this fast-paced teen series. Supermodel Jessica Cole has no intention of ever spying again after she was nearly killed by an embittered ex-model and a rogue MI6 agent. That is until she's blackmailed into posing undercover as bodyguard to a very rich fellow model. What seems like a simple job aboard a luxurious yacht in Monaco soon turns into a deadly mission to stop the most dangerous weapon in the world falling into the wrong hands. Jessica will need every gadget in her make-up bag if she wants to get out of this one alive.

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    A Model Spy
  • Author : Natalie Dunbar
  • Publisher : Silhouette
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781552543986
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The It Girls They're rich, fabulous…and dangerously underestimated. It Girl: Vanessa Dawson Mission: Resume a high-gloss fashion career to investigate the murder of two top models in a Miami drug-smuggling ring. Supermodel Vanessa Dawson had soured on the glam-but-wild fashion world and retired at twenty-five. But as a Gotham Rose spy, she was a natural fit for this assignment. Against the protests of her wealthy family and her own misgivings, she made her comeback, going undercover in the most revealing of designer swimsuits. Soon she was falling head over high heels for her multiplatinum prime suspect...and as shoot-outs replaced fashion shoots, Vanessa learned the hard way that looks can kill.

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    Model Spy
  • Author : Shannon Greenland
  • Publisher : Puffin
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 0142408492
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sixteen-year-old Kelly James, a beautiful but socially awkward orphan with an IQ of 190, is recruited by a secret government spy agency to go undercover as a model and rescue the kidnapped father of the boy she has a huge crush on. Original.

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    Jessica Cole: Model Spy 3: Catwalk Criminal
  • Author : Sarah Sky
  • Publisher : Scholastic Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781407145631
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Models, spies and lipstick gadgets in this fast-paced teen series. Jessica has been recruited MI6's secret division of supermodel spies. Her first official mission seems simple at first, until it turns into the biggest cyber-attack ever known. Then it emerges there is a traitor in the midst at MI6 and suddenly Jessica herself is being accused.

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    Jessica Cole: Model Spy 2: Fashion Assassin
  • Author : Sarah Sky
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781407145556
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Supermodel Jessica Cole has no intention of ever spying again after she was nearly killed by an embittered ex-model and a rogue MI6 agent. That is until she's blackmailed into posing undercover as bodyguard to a very rich fellow model. What seems like a simple job aboard a luxurious yacht in Monaco soon turns into a deadly mission.

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    Spy the Lie
  • Author : Philip Houston,Michael Floyd,Susan Carnicero,Don Tennant
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9781250029621
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Three former CIA officers share their techniques for lie detection, outlining methods for identifying deceptiveness as revealed by verbal and non-verbal behaviors from facial expressions and grooming gestures to invoking religion and using qualifying language.

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    How Spies Think
  • Author : David Omand
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780241385203
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2021 'One of the best books ever written about intelligence analysis and its long-term lessons' Christopher Andrew, author of The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5 'An invaluable guide to avoiding self-deception and fake news' Melanie Phillips, The Times From the former director of GCHQ, Professor Sir David Omand, learn the methodology used by British intelligence agencies to reach judgements, establish the right level of confidence and act decisively. Full of revealing examples from a storied career, including key briefings with Prime Ministers and strategies used in conflicts from the Cold War to the present, in How Spies Think Professor Omand arms us with the tools to sort fact from fiction, and shows us how to use real intelligence every day.

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    Heist Society
  • Author : Ally Carter
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781423139386
  • Reader Reviews : 77
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected. Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster's art collection has been stolen, and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help. For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's (very crooked) history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

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    Two Lies and a Spy
  • Author : Kat Carlton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781442481732
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sixteen-year-old Kari juggles saving her spy parents while impressing the guy she has been in love with forever.

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    Red Widow
  • Author : Alma Katsu
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780525539421
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A wicked sharp spy novel…Equal parts Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Killing Eve.” –S. A. Cosby, author of Blacktop Wasteland and Razorblade Tears An exhilarating spy thriller written by an intelligence veteran about two women CIA agents whose paths become intertwined around a threat to the Russia Division--one that's coming from inside the agency. Lyndsey Duncan worries her career with the CIA might be over. After lines are crossed with another intelligence agent during an assignment, she is sent home to Washington on administrative leave. So when a former colleague--now Chief of the Russia Division--recruits her for an internal investigation, she jumps at the chance to prove herself. Lyndsey was once a top handler in the Moscow Field Station, where she was known as the "human lie detector" and praised for recruiting some of the most senior Russian officials. But now, three Russian assets have been exposed--including one of her own--and the CIA is convinced there's a mole in the department. With years of work in question and lives on the line, Lyndsey is thrown back into life at the agency, this time tracing the steps of those closest to her. Meanwhile, fellow agent Theresa Warner can't avoid the spotlight. She is the infamous "Red Widow," the wife of a former director killed in the field under mysterious circumstances. With her husband's legacy shadowing her every move, Theresa is a fixture of the Russia Division, and as she and Lyndsey strike up an unusual friendship, her knowledge proves invaluable. But as Lyndsey uncovers a surprising connection to Theresa that could answer all of her questions, she unearths a terrifying web of secrets within the department, if only she is willing to unravel it....

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    CUCKOO'S EGG
  • Author : Clifford Stoll
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9780307819420
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security. But would the authorities back him up? Cliff Stoll's dramatic firsthand account is "a computer-age detective story, instantly fascinating [and] astonishingly gripping" (Smithsonian). Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter"—a mysterious invader who managed to break into U.S. computer systems and steal sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own: spying on the spy. It was a dangerous game of deception, broken codes, satellites, and missile bases—a one-man sting operation that finally gained the attention of the CIA . . . and ultimately trapped an international spy ring fueled by cash, cocaine, and the KGB.

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    The Model Spy
  • Author : Maryka Biaggio
  • Publisher : Milford House Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1620067803
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Celebrated model Toto Koopman had beauty, brains, and fame. When the winds of war swept Europe, she threw herself into the world of espionage. She spied for the Allies and Italian Resistance while being hunted by the Axis.

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    Mother Daughter Traitor Spy
  • Author : Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9780593156957
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A mother and daughter find the courage to go undercover after stumbling upon a Nazi cell in Los Angeles during the early days of World War II—a tantalizing novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series “A stirring standalone thriller . . . Susan Elia MacNeal’s page-turning prose is as entertaining as ever—I was riveted from beginning to end.”—Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network June 1940. France has fallen to the Nazis, and Britain may be next—but to many Americans, the war is something happening “over there.” Veronica Grace has just graduated from college; she and her mother, Violet, are looking for a fresh start in sunny Los Angeles. After a blunder cost her a prestigious career opportunity in New York, Veronica is relieved to take a typing job in L.A.—only to realize that she’s working for one of the area’s most vicious propagandists. Overnight, Veronica is exposed to the dark underbelly of her new home, where German Nazis are recruiting Americans for their devastating campaign. After the FBI dismisses the Graces’ concerns, Veronica and Violet decide to call on an old friend, who introduces them to L.A.’s anti-Nazi spymaster. At once, the women go undercover to gather enough information about the California Reich to take to the authorities. But as the news of Pearl Harbor ripples through the United States, and President Roosevelt declares war, the Grace women realize that the plots they’re investigating are far more sinister than they feared—and even a single misstep could cost them everything. Inspired by the real mother-daughter spy duo who foiled Nazi plots in Los Angeles during WWII, Mother Daughter Traitor Spy is a powerful portrait of family, duty, and deception that raises timeless questions about America—and what it means to have courage in the face of terror.

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    Eclipse Rich Client Platform
  • Author : Lars Vogel
  • Publisher : Lars Vogel
  • Pages : 1238
  • ISBN : 9783943747140
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Computers
  • This book gives a detailed introduction into the Eclipse platform and covers all relevant aspects of Eclipse RCP development. Every topic in this book has a content section in which the topic is explained and afterwards you have several exercises to practice your learning. You will be guided through all relevant aspects of Eclipse 4 development using an comprehensive example which you continue to extend in the exercises. You will learn about the new programming concepts of Eclipse 4, e.g. the application model, dependency injection, CSS styling, the renderer framework, the event system and much more. Proven Eclipse technologies like SWT, JFace viewers, OSGi modularity and services, data binding, etc. are also covered in detail. This book requires a working knowledge of Java and assumes that you are familiar in using the Eclipse IDE for standard Java development. It assumes no previous experience of Eclipse plug-in and Eclipse RCP development.

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    Husband, Lover, Spy
  • Author : Janice Pennington,Carlos De Abreu
  • Publisher : Custos Morum Pub
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 188402503X
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The television hostess recounts her search for her husband, who disappeared while mountain climbing, and may have been working for the CIA

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    I Spy Spooky Night
  • Author : Jean Marzollo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : 9780439684293
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Rhyming verses ask readers to find hidden objects in the photographs.

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    Spy Ninjas: The Ultimate Official Guidebook
  • Author : Scholastic
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781338831818
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The Spy Ninjas are on a mission to stop the evil shadow network once and for all in this exclusive guidebook based on the hit YouTube show! The secret is out! The Spy Ninjas are on the case once more. Bursting with tips and tricks to becoming the ultimate spy ninja, as well as behind-the-scenes profiles of your favorite characters and villains. This guidebook is perfect for fans of the YouTube sensation.

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    Code Name Verity
  • Author : Elizabeth E. Wein
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781423153252
  • Reader Reviews : 2678
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The beloved #1 New York Times bestseller, a "fiendishly plotted" (New York Times) "heart-in-your mouth adventure" (Washington Post) that "will take wing and soar into your heart" (Laurie Halse Anderson). October 11th, 1943--A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy? A universally acclaimed Michael L. Printz Award Honor book, Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other.

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    Harriet the Spy (Collins Modern Classics)
  • Author : Louise Fitzhugh
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780007393121
  • Reader Reviews : 58
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • First published by HarperCollinsUS in 1964, this classic children’s novel has sold over 4 million copies and was awarded the New York Times Outstanding Book Award.

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    Washington's Spies
  • Author : Alexander Rose
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780553392593
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : History
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Turn: Washington’s Spies, now an original series on AMC Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed men who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors—including the spymaster at the heart of it all. In the summer of 1778, with the war poised to turn in his favor, General George Washington desperately needed to know where the British would strike next. To that end, he unleashed his secret weapon: an unlikely ring of spies in New York charged with discovering the enemy’s battle plans and military strategy. Washington’s small band included a young Quaker torn between political principle and family loyalty, a swashbuckling sailor addicted to the perils of espionage, a hard-drinking barkeep, a Yale-educated cavalryman and friend of the doomed Nathan Hale, and a peaceful, sickly farmer who begged Washington to let him retire but who always came through in the end. Personally guiding these imperfect everyday heroes was Washington himself. In an era when officers were gentlemen, and gentlemen didn’ t spy, he possessed an extraordinary talent for deception—and proved an adept spymaster. The men he mentored were dubbed the Culper Ring. The British secret service tried to hunt them down, but they escaped by the closest of shaves thanks to their ciphers, dead drops, and invisible ink. Rose’s thrilling narrative tells the unknown story of the Revolution–the murderous intelligence war, gunrunning and kidnapping, defectors and executioners—that has never appeared in the history books. But Washington’s Spies is also a spirited, touching account of friendship and trust, fear and betrayal, amid the dark and silent world of the spy.

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    The Man Who Was George Smiley
  • Author : Michael Jago
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781849545570
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Investigator, interrogator, intellectual hero: the perfect inspiration for the perfect spy. This first full-length biography traces the life of the remarkable and engaging John Bingham, the man behind John le Carré's George Smiley. The heir to an Irish barony and a spirited young journalist, John Bingham joined MI5 in 1940; his quiet intellect, wry wit and knack for observation made him a natural. He took part in many of MI5's greatest wartime missions - from the tracking of Nazi agents in Britain to Operation double cross that ensured the success of D-Day - and later spent three decades running agents in Britain against the Communist target. Among his colleagues his skills were legendary and he soon became a mentor to many a novice spy - including one David Cornwell, the later le Carré. Bingham, too, was an innovative writer who perfected the psychological thriller, marrying cold objectivity with an explanation of the darkest reaches of human behaviour. His early novels were applauded but, for all his success, Bingham struggled to match the fame of the man he had inspired. Drawing on Bingham's published and unpublished writings, as well as interviews with his family, Michael Jago skilfully tells the riveting yet poignant tale of the man who was George Smiley.

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    Parlor Games
  • Author : Maryka Biaggio
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780307950895
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A sparkling historical novel based on the remarkable true story of turn-of-the-century con artist May Dugas, once dubbed America's "Most Dangerous Woman.” It’s 1887, and eighteen-year-old May Dugas has ventured to Chicago in hopes of earning enough money to support her family. Yet when circumstances force her to take up residence at the city’s most infamous bordello, she chooses to use her feminine wiles to extract not only sidelong looks but also large sums of money from the men she encounters. Insinuating herself into high society, May lands a well-to-do fiancé—until, that is, a Pinkerton detective named Reed Doherty intervenes. Reed has made it his mission to bring May to justice, and he pursues her across the world, from Shanghai to London and back, until he makes one last daring attempt to corner her. But May still has a few tricks up her sleeve, tricks that just might prove she’s one tough woman to catch.

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    Portrait of a Spy
  • Author : Daniel Silva
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781443408349
  • Reader Reviews : 56
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For international operative Gabriel Allon and his wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London—but a pair of deadly bombings in Paris and Copenhagen have just occurred, and while walking toward Covent Garden, Gabriel notices a man he believes is about to carry out a third attack. Before Gabriel can draw his weapon, he is knocked to the pavement and can only watch as the nightmare unfolds. Haunted by his failure to stop the massacre of innocents, Gabriel returns to his isolated cottage in Cornwall until a summons brings him to Washington, and he is drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the centre of the threat is an American born cleric in Yemen to whom Allah has granted “a beautiful and seductive tongue.” A gifted deceiver, who was once a paid CIA asset, the mastermind is plotting a new wave of attacks. Gabriel and his team devise a daring plan to destroy the network of death from the inside, a gambit fraught with risk, both personal and professional, and to succeed, Gabriel must reach into his violent past. Set against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence, Portrait of a Spy is a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of unspeakable evil.

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    Spy School
  • Author : Stuart Gibbs
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9781444910261
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Like many kids, Ben Ripley imagines life as a secret agent would be pretty amazing - so when he learns he's been recruited to the CIA's top secret Academy of Espionage, it sounds too good to be true. And it is. From the moment he arrives - and ends up in the middle of an enemy attack - Ben finds Spy School is going to be far more difficult, dastardly and dangerous than he expected. Even worse, he soon discovers that he hasn't been recruited to become a top agent; instead, he's been brought in as bait to catch a devious double agent. Now Ben needs a crash course in espionage so that he can catch the mole, prove his worth - and get the girl. It won't be easy, but it'll be a very fun - and very funny - ride.

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    Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy
  • Author : Phyllis Birnbaum
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780231526340
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • Aisin Gioro Xianyu (1907–1948) was the fourteenth daughter of a Manchu prince and a legendary figure in China's bloody struggle with Japan. After the fall of the Manchu dynasty in 1912, Xianyu's father gave his daughter to a Japanese friend who was sympathetic to his efforts to reclaim power. This man raised Xianyu, now known as Kawashima Yoshiko, to restore the Manchus to their former glory. Her fearsome dedication to this cause ultimately got her killed. Yoshiko had a fiery personality and loved the limelight. She shocked Japanese society by dressing in men's clothes and rose to prominence as Commander Jin, touted in Japan's media as a new Joan of Arc. Boasting a short, handsome haircut and a genuine military uniform, Commander Jin was credited with many daring exploits, among them riding horseback as leader of her own army during the Japanese occupation of China. While trying to promote the Manchus, Yoshiko supported the puppet Manchu state established by the Japanese in 1932—one reason she was executed for treason after Japan's 1945 defeat. The truth of Yoshiko's life is still a source of contention between China and Japan: some believe she was exploited by powerful men, others claim she relished her role as political provocateur. China holds her responsible for unspeakable crimes, while Japan has forgiven her transgressions. This biography presents the richest and most accurate portrait to date of the controversial princess spy, recognizing her truly novel role in conflicts that transformed East Asia.

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    The Specialists: Native Tongue
  • Author : Shannon Greenland
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0142411604
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Computer genius GiGi is paired with Parrot, an expert linguist, on a secret mission to South America, trying to keep a legendary piece of pottery from falling into the wrong hands.

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    Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance
  • Author : Ionut Florescu,Maria C. Mariani,H. Eugene Stanley,Frederi G. Viens
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9781118593400
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reflecting the fast pace and ever-evolving nature of the financial industry, the Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance details how high-frequency analysis presents new systematic approaches to implementing quantitative activities with high-frequency financial data. Introducing new and established mathematical foundations necessary to analyze realistic market models and scenarios, the handbook begins with a presentation of the dynamics and complexity of futures and derivatives markets as well as a portfolio optimization problem using quantum computers. Subsequently, the handbook addresses estimating complex model parameters using high-frequency data. Finally, the handbook focuses on the links between models used in financial markets and models used in other research areas such as geophysics, fossil records, and earthquake studies. The Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance also features: • Contributions by well-known experts within the academic, industrial, and regulatory fields • A well-structured outline on the various data analysis methodologies used to identify new trading opportunities • Newly emerging quantitative tools that address growing concerns relating to high-frequency data such as stochastic volatility and volatility tracking; stochastic jump processes for limit-order books and broader market indicators; and options markets • Practical applications using real-world data to help readers better understand the presented material The Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance is an excellent reference for professionals in the fields of business, applied statistics, econometrics, and financial engineering. The handbook is also a good supplement for graduate and MBA-level courses on quantitative finance, volatility, and financial econometrics. Ionut Florescu, PhD, is Research Associate Professor in Financial Engineering and Director of the Hanlon Financial Systems Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology. His research interests include stochastic volatility, stochastic partial differential equations, Monte Carlo Methods, and numerical methods for stochastic processes. Dr. Florescu is the author of Probability and Stochastic Processes, the coauthor of Handbook of Probability, and the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, all published by Wiley. Maria C. Mariani, PhD, is Shigeko K. Chan Distinguished Professor in Mathematical Sciences and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso. Her research interests include mathematical finance, applied mathematics, geophysics, nonlinear and stochastic partial differential equations and numerical methods. Dr. Mariani is the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, also published by Wiley. H. Eugene Stanley, PhD, is William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University. Stanley is one of the key founders of the new interdisciplinary field of econophysics, and has an ISI Hirsch index H=128 based on more than 1200 papers. In 2004 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Frederi G. Viens, PhD, is Professor of Statistics and Mathematics and Director of the Computational Finance Program at Purdue University. He holds more than two dozen local, regional, and national awards and he travels extensively on a world-wide basis to deliver lectures on his research interests, which range from quantitative finance to climate science and agricultural economics. A Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics Statistics, Dr. Viens is the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, also published by Wiley.

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    The Alice Network
  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780062654205
  • Reader Reviews : 115
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER One of NPR's Best Books of the Year! One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year! Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick! The Girly Book Club Book of the Year! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. 1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads. “Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter

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    I Spy Little Christmas
  • Author : Jean Marzollo
  • Publisher : Cartwheel Books
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 0439083311
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Rhyming text invites young readers to find hidden objects in photographs of various Christmas items.

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    American Spy
  • Author : E. Howard Hunt,Greg Aunapu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9780471789826
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Startling revelations from the OSS, the CIA, and the Nixon White house Think you know everything there is to know about the OSS, the Cold War, the CIA, and Watergate? Think again. In American Spy, one of the key figures in postwar international and political espionage tells all. Former OSS and CIA operative and White House staffer E. Howard Hunt takes you into the covert designs of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon: His involvement in the CIA coup in Guatemala in 1954, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and more His work with CIA officials such as Allen Dulles and Richard Helms His friendship with William F. Buckley Jr., whom Hunt brought into the CIA The amazing steps the CIA took to manipulate the media in America and abroad The motives behind the break-in at Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office Why the White House "plumbers" were formed and what they accomplished The truth behind Operation Gemstone, a series of planned black ops activities against Nixon's political enemies A minute-by-minute account of the Watergate break-in Previously unreleased details of the post-Watergate cover-up Complete with documentation from audiotape transcripts, handwritten notes, and official documents, American Spy is must reading for anyone who is fascinated by real-life spy tales, high-stakes politics, and, of course, Watergate.

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    Eagle Strike
  • Author : Anthony Horowitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781101158005
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Alex Rider is now an IMDBtv original series! Alex Rider is an orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time—from #1 New York Times bestselling author! Sir Damian Cray is a philanthropist, peace activist, and the world's most famouspop star. But still it's not enough. He needs more if he is to save the world. Trouble is, only Alex Rider recognizes that it's the world that needs saving from Sir Damian Cray. Underneath the luster of glamour and fame lies a twisted mind, ready to sacrifice the world for his beliefs. But in the past, Alex has always had the backing of the government. This time, he's on his own. Can one teenager convince the world that the most popular man on earth is a madman bent on destruction-before time runs out? From the author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty.

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    I Spy Treasure Hunt
  • Author : Jean Marzollo,Walter Wick
  • Publisher : Cartwheel Books
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 0439026741
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Rhyming verses ask readers to find hidden objects in the photographs.

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    Maximum City
  • Author : Suketu Mehta
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780307574312
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Social Science
  • A native of Bombay, Suketu Mehta gives us an insider’s view of this stunning metropolis. He approaches the city from unexpected angles, taking us into the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs, following the life of a bar dancer raised amid poverty and abuse, opening the door into the inner sanctums of Bollywood, and delving into the stories of the countless villagers who come in search of a better life and end up living on the sidewalks. As each individual story unfolds, Mehta also recounts his own efforts to make a home in Bombay after more than twenty years abroad. Candid, impassioned, funny, and heartrending, Maximum City is a revelation of an ancient and ever-changing world.

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    The Spy Who Loved
  • Author : Clare Mulley
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1250049768
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The Untold Story of Britain's First Female Special Agent of World War II In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her name was Christine Granville. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising; that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable. The daughter of a feckless Polish aristocrat and his wealthy Jewish wife, Granville would become one of Britain's most daring and highly decorated special agents. Having fled to Britain on the outbreak of war, she was recruited by the intelligence services and took on mission after mission. She skied over the hazardous High Tatras into occupied Poland, served in Egypt and North Africa, and was later parachuted behind enemy lines into France, where an agent's life expectancy was only six weeks. Her courage, quick wit, and determination won her release from arrest more than once, and saved the lives of several fellow officers—including one of her many lovers—just hours before their execution by the Gestapo. More importantly, the intelligence she gathered in her espionage was a significant contribution to the Allied war effort, and she was awarded the George Medal, the OBE, and the Croix de Guerre. Granville exercised a mesmeric power on those who knew her. In The Spy Who Loved, acclaimed biographer Clare Mulley tells the extraordinary history of this charismatic, difficult, fearless, and altogether extraordinary woman.

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    Fight To The Finish
  • Author : Shannon Greenland
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 1708838988
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  • Genre : Books
  • TEEN SPIES + BAD GUYS = A LOT OF TROUBLE When someone close to TL disappears, The Specialists pull out all the stops. GiGi is brought into another mission along with Bruiser and Mystic. This time it's a fight to the end where everyone's secrets are revealed. *** 5 Stars! "Who knew the spy game could be so much fun!" Cindy, Librarian 5 Stars! "Filled with spies, family bonding, smart young people, lingering romance, and laugh out loud funny moments." Kelsey, Goodreads Reviewer 5 Stars! "Awesome and I mean for real!" April, Amazon Reviewer 5 Stars! "Teen spies, romance, and espionage. It doesn't get any better!" Elizabeth, English Teacher 5 Stars! "Fans of Ally Carter and will LOVE these books!" Mona Raye, Goodreads Reviewer *** Don't miss all the books the teen spy series: Model Spy Down To The Wire The Winning Element Native Tongue Fight To The Finish

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    The State of Race
  • Author : Sze Wei Ang
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9781438475011
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • An innovative comparative study of the role racial stereotypes play in expressing state power under globalization. Contemporary ideas about race are often assumed to be products of specific locales and histories, yet we find versions of the same ideas about race across countries and cultures. How can we account for this paradox? In The State of Race, Sze Wei Ang argues that globalization has led to new ways of using racial stereotypes as shorthand for complex social relations in disparate national contexts. Literature then provides a key to understanding these labels and the role that race has played in shoring up state power since World War II. Ang contends that in an era marked by global economic dependence, the nation-state has only become more rather than less central to organizing social life via tropes of race that cast human and cultural differences in morally charged terms. Focusing on a series of Asian American and Malaysian texts, Ang tracks the significance of two figures in particular—the model minority and the communist spy. Appearing in novels, politics, and popular culture, these stereotypes anchor powerful narratives about race, global capital, and state sovereignty. In exploring the United States and Malaysia, two countries that seem to not have much in common, Ang reveals how they share very similar ways of conceptualizing race and sheds light on an emerging global story of value. “This book is an innovative and transnational study that demonstrates a rigorous and revelatory comprehension of Malaysian racial formation in a global context. The literary readings and their framing, as well as the incisive movement through key racial projects in Malaysia’s postcolonial history, are all exceptional.” — Josephine Nock-Hee Park, author of Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature