Daniel Silva’s latest novel features legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon tracking down the killer of the a beloved and iconic member of the British Royal Family.
Whether you’re still waiting to read “The English Spy,” or already read and loved it, we think you’ll also enjoy these authors of character-driven espionage thrillers:
by Nelson DeMille
Everyone seemed to like the two intelligent, young, and attractive scientists found murdered in their waterfront home. When the Manhattan detective John Corey, recovering from bullet wounds at his uncle’s house, is brought to the case, he begins to suspect that the couple, who had worked on the Plum Island’s animal research facility, might have been stealing and selling genetically-altered viruses. First book in the John Corey series.
Red Star Rising
by Brian Freemantle
When a dead man’s disfigured body is discovered on the grounds of the British embassy in Moscow, MI5 veteran Charlie Muffin is charged with solving the murder – not an easy task, given porous security at the embassy and Russian obstructionism. More important to Muffin is his hoped-for reunion with Natalia, the former KGB agent to whom he’s secretly married, and their daughter, Sasha – but for safety’s sake he can barely see them. Part of the Charlie M series.
by Alan Furst
A young man is murdered by the local fascists. His brother, Khristo Stoianev, is recruited into the NKVD, the Soviet secret intelligence service, and sent to Spain to serve in its civil war. Warned that he is about to become a victim of Stalin?s purges, Khristo flees to Paris. First book in the “Night Soldiers” series.
by John Gardner
A young, inexperienced policewoman in World War II-era London, Constable Suzie Montford is promoted to detective sergeant when the military draft creates a shortage of male police officers. She and her partner are faced with a series of murders of young women, including a popular BBC announcer, strangled with piano wire, the handiwork of Golly Goldfinch, a grotesquely ugly man-child who obeys voices that order him to kill. First book in the Suzie Mountford series.
A Delicate Truth
by John Le Carré
In 2008, a counter-terrorist operation, codenamed Wildlife, is mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. At the healm are an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, a private defense contractor, and a shady American CIA operative. In 2011, a disgraced Special Forces Soldier delivers a message from the dead, revealing that Operation Wildlife was in fact a complete fiasco and a cover up.
by Robert Littell
Could Kim Philby, legendary British spy turned traitor and one of the Cambridge Five (university students recruited by the Soviets in the 1930s) actually have been a triple agent, working for MI6 while he was purportedly spying for the Russians and then continuing to serve Britain even after he escaped to the Soviet Union in 1963? Espionage-fiction master Littell thinks so and constructs a thoroughly believable scenario – based on some intriguing, if not definitive, historical evidence.