Download The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of by Clifford Stoll PDF

By Clifford Stoll

Before the web grew to become well known as an international device for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen well-known its ominous capability. Armed with transparent proof of laptop espionage, he started a hugely own quest to reveal a hidden community of spies that threatened nationwide protection. yet may the gurus again him up? Cliff Stoll's dramatic firsthand account is "a computer-age detective tale, immediately attention-grabbing [and] astonishingly gripping" (Smithsonian).
Cliff Stoll used to be an astronomer became platforms supervisor at Lawrence Berkeley Lab whilst a 75-cent accounting blunders alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized consumer on his approach. The hacker's code identify was once "Hunter" -- a mysterious invader who controlled to damage into U.S. computers and scouse borrow delicate army and protection details. Stoll all started a one-man hunt of his personal: spying at the undercover agent. It used to be a deadly online game of deception, damaged codes, satellites, and missile bases -- a one-man sting operation that at last received the eye of the CIA...and finally trapped a world undercover agent ring fueled by way of money, cocaine, and the KGB.

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Download The Ideal Man: The Tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American by Joshua Kurlantzick PDF

By Joshua Kurlantzick

How the West's maximum secret agent in Asia attempted to prevent the hot American manner of war—and the steep fee he paid for failing

Jim Thompson landed in Thailand on the finish of worldwide battle II, a former American society dilettante who grew to become an Asian legend as a undercover agent and silk tycoon with entry to Thai worlds outsiders by no means observed. because the chilly battle reached Thailand, the United States had a call: should still it, as Thompson believed, support different countries construct democracies from their conventional cultures or, as his ex-OSS good friend Willis chicken argued, remake the area via deception and self-serving alliances? In a narrative wealthy with insights and intrigue, this booklet explores a key chilly struggle episode that remains taking part in out today.

* Highlights a pivotal second in chilly battle historical past that set a direction for American overseas coverage that remains being today

* Explores the dynamics that positioned Thailand on the middle of the chilly battle and the battling in neighboring Laos that escalated from sideshow to the biggest covert operation the USA had ever engaged in

* attracts on own reminiscences and contains atmospheric info that carry the folks, events—and the Thailand of the time—to life

* Written by means of a journalist with broad adventure in Asian affairs who has spent years investigating each point of this tale, together with Thompson's tragic disappearance

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Download Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of by Jack Cheevers PDF

By Jack Cheevers

In 1968, a small, dilapidated American undercover agent send set out on a deadly project: to pinpoint army radar stations alongside the coast of North Korea. choked with complex electronic-surveillance gear and categorised intelligence files, the USS Pueblo used to be poorly armed and lacked backup via air or sea. Its workforce, led by way of a charismatic, hard-drinking ex?"submarine officer named Pete Bucher, was once made up quite often of untested sailors of their youth and twenties.

On a frigid January morning whereas eavesdropping close to the port of Wonsan, the Pueblo was once challenged by way of a North Korean gunboat. whilst Bucher attempted to flee, his send was once speedy surrounded via extra patrol boats, shelled and machine-gunned, and compelled to give up. One American was once killed and ten wounded, and Bucher and his younger team have been taken prisoner by means of one of many world?™s so much competitive and erratic totalitarian regimes.

Less than forty-eight hours earlier than the Pueblo?™s seize, North Korean commandos had approximately succeeded in assassinating South Korea?™s president in downtown Seoul. jointly, the 2 explosive incidents driven chilly battle tensions towards a flashpoint as either North and South Korea girded for war?"with fifty thousand American infantrymen stuck among them. President Lyndon Johnson rushed U.S. strive against ships and airplane to augment South Korea, whereas secretly attempting to negotiate a calm option to the crisis.

Act of battle tells the riveting saga of Bucher and his males as they struggled to outlive cruel torture and horrendous dwelling stipulations in North Korean prisons. in accordance with vast interviews and various executive records published throughout the Freedom of knowledge Act, this publication additionally finds new information of Johnson?™s high-risk gambit to avoid struggle from erupting at the Korean peninsula whereas his negotiators desperately attempted to avoid wasting the sailors from attainable execution. A dramatic story of human persistence opposed to the backdrop of a world diplomatic poker video game, Act of warfare deals classes at the perils of covert intelligence operations as the US reveals itself confronting a bunch of twenty-first-century enemies.

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Download Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story by Jack Devine PDF

By Jack Devine

"A refined, deeply proficient account of genuine existence within the genuine CIA that provides immeasurably to the general public knowing of the espionage culture—the reliable and the bad." —Bob Woodward

Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson’s battle in Afghanistan. It used to be the most important covert motion of the chilly battle, and it used to be Devine who positioned the brand-new Stinger missile into the fingers of the mujahideen in the course of their struggle with the Soviets, paving tips on how to a decisive victory opposed to the Russians. He additionally driven the CIA’s attempt to run down the narcotics trafficker Pablo Escobar in Colombia. He attempted to warn the director of vital intelligence, George guiding principle, that there has been a bullet coming from Iraq along with his identify on it. He used to be in Chile whilst Allende fell, and he had an excessive amount of to do with Iran-Contra for his personal flavor, notwithstanding he attempted to prevent it. And he tangled with Rick Ames, the KGB secret agent contained in the CIA, and hunted Robert Hanssen, the mole within the FBI.

stable searching: An American Spymaster’s tale is the spellbinding memoir of Devine’s time within the critical Intelligence organization, the place he served for greater than thirty years, emerging to turn into the appearing deputy director of operations, chargeable for all the CIA’s spying operations. it is a tale of intrigue and high-stakes maneuvering, all of the extra gripping while the destiny of our geopolitical order hangs within the stability. yet this publication additionally sounds a caution to our nation’s choice makers: covert operations, no longer high priced and devastating full-scale interventions, are the easiest guard of America’s pursuits worldwide.

half memoir, half historic redress, solid searching debunks outright a number of the myths surrounding the organization and cautions opposed to its misuses. underneath the unique allure—living overseas along with his spouse and 6 young ones, operating operations in seven international locations, and serving successive presidents from Nixon to Clinton—this is a realist, gimlet-eyed account of the service provider. Now, as Devine sees it, the CIA is trapped inside of a bigger paperwork, wasting swaths of turf to the army, and, such a lot ominous of all, is changing into overly weighted towards paramilitary operations after a decade of battle. Its skill to do what it does best—spying and covert action—has been heavily degraded.

reliable searching sheds mild on a number of the CIA’s private secrets and techniques and spans an illustrious tenure—and by no means prior to has an performing deputy director of operations come forth with such an account. With the ancient acumen of Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars and gripping eventualities that evoke the novels of John le Carré at the same time they hew heavily to the evidence at the flooring, Devine deals a grasp category in spycraft.

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Download Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls, Book 3) by Ally Carter PDF

By Ally Carter

While Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for a thrilling finish to her summer season holiday. in spite of everything, she's there to monitor Macey's father settle for the nomination for vp of the us. but if you visit the world's most sensible institution (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are by no means a long way aside. Cammie and Macey quickly locate themselves trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with in basic terms their espionage abilities to save lots of them. As her junior 12 months starts, Cammie can't shake the reminiscence of what occurred in Boston, or even the Gallagher Academy for extraordinary younger women doesn't think just like the refuge it as soon as did. surprising secrets and techniques and previous flames appear to lurk round each one of the mansion's corners as Cammie and her associates fight to reply to the questions, who's after Macey? and the way can the Gallagher women maintain her secure? quickly Cammie is becoming a member of Bex and Liz as Macey's deepest safeguard workforce at the crusade path. the women needs to use their undercover agent education at each flip because the stakes are raised, and Cammie will get nearer and in the direction of the stunning truth...

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Download The Miernik Dossier by Charles McCarry PDF

By Charles McCarry

'Arguably the best glossy American secret agent story' -- big apple occasions. 'Charles McCarry is the simplest smooth author almost about intrigue - through the breadth of Alan Furst, by means of the fathom of Eric Ambler, by means of any measure' --P.J. O'Rourke

'Intelligent and enthralling... fantastically constructed... entirely convincing' -- Eric Ambler. 'Absorbing, intelligent... actual entertainment' --New Yorker

'McCarry's thrillers rather thrill, his political perception is praised via senior politicians and his erudition, event and sturdy writing flip undercover agent tales into literature. McCarry and his dynamic alter-egos wipe the ground with the opposition' --Telegraph
About the Author
Charles McCarry is the writer, so much lately, of the seriously acclaimed mystery 'Christopher's Ghosts'. His different much-praised novels comprise 'The Tears of Autumn', 'The final Supper' and 'Old Boys'. in the course of the chilly warfare he was once an intelligence officer working lower than deep conceal in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Download The Zurich Numbers (November Man, Book 5) by Bill Granger PDF

By Bill Granger

Publication five of a thirteen publication sequence published among 1979 and 1993. Being published first time in e-book shape beginning in 2014. thus far books 1-5 and booklet 7 were published on booklet (I am importing all 6 of those). publication 7 is the unconventional that the motion picture The November Man relies upon and has been renamed that motion picture identify although it was once initially published titled There aren't any Spies. booklet one was once formerly named The November Man yet now's titled Code identify November.

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A reissue of booklet #5 within the November guy sequence, as an e-book simply, to tie-in with the impending November guy movie.

They are immigrants, operating in American laboratories and universities. they're Soviet spies, pressured right into a community of terror, with their households dangling as hostages. whilst Devereaux--the November Man--uncovers the brutal scheme, the forces of either East and West mark him and the girl he loves for death.

From California to Chicago to Switzerland, the November guy tracks the cold-blooded mastermind who controls the numbers. In a vicious maze of energy, homicide, and greed, each enemy could be a friend--and each good friend, a unexpected traitor.

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Download Night Journey by Winston Graham PDF

By Winston Graham

The reluctant spy...
Spying was once repugnant to Mencken – even in wartime – yet he had no replacement. He took the task. His aim used to be to wait a convention of Nazi scientists, researchers in germ conflict and poison gasoline, and report to London. He was once to choose up his orders in Venice.

The nightmare, paranoid global of a undercover agent was once all of sudden Mencken's international. He turned a guy cut up among self-respect and worry, conditioned through terror of the faceless males devoted to his removing. . .

'Winston Graham writes shrewdly, with a chunk to his dialogue.'

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Download Aggressor by Nick Cook PDF

By Nick Cook

Within the heart East, following the Gulf struggle of 1991, unknown terrorists kidnap a Russian delegation vacationing Syria and the USA ambassador to Saudi Arabia and his employees. 3 males come jointly to discover and rescue those hostages: Col. Ulm, a US designated operations officer, his Russian counterpart, Col. Sabanov, and Tom Girling, correspondent for a British information magazine.

Girling could have the clue to the abductions and people dependable, info from a journalist buddy within the heart East who has informed him a couple of robust team calling themselves “Angels of Judgment” and their chief, “The Sword.” yet little or no is understood approximately this workforce, and the correspondent who supplied the knowledge has disappeared himself. Girling has even more than a journalistic curiosity in terrorism – his spouse was once killed via a band of terrorists as he used to be compelled to monitor, helpless to aim to avoid her demise.

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Download The Ways of the World (The Wide World Trilogy, Book 1) by Robert Goddard PDF

By Robert Goddard

Unique e-book: 2013

1919. Paris. Double crosses and triple twists. British diplomat Sir Henry Maxted falls from the roof of his mistress’ condo block in mysterious conditions, and fellow delegates' first intuition is to sanitize. yet his son, Royal Flying Corps ace James ‘Max’ Maxted, wishes the reality. In a crossroads of historical past of excessive stakes, Max quickly wishes associates.

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