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Old 10-27-2011, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Mumbai
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I'm looking forward to read a spy novel..may b a series...... i'm very keen..... also i might want to convert that book into a screenplay for a movie..... i really am confused which book to read?????

please help.....
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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check out the scot harvath series by Brad Thor. It begins with Lions of Lucerne. Also, books by Steve Berry. he has many stand alone books, but also a series with his character, Cotton Malone. The Sigma Force series by James Rollins is also quite good.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Occupied Georgia CSA
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Try reading Vince Flynn's books I have read and own all of them so far awesome books.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Not quite a spy novel...more of a double agent sci fi novel - Lightning by Dean Koontz.

ALWAYS thought this would be a great movie.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Try a book by Martin Cruz Smith. I suggest Gorky Park. It's my favorite.

Also, almost any of the earliest books by Tom Clancy are good spy books. My favorite is The Cardinal of the Kremlin. That's the one that hooked me on Clancy.

Dil se.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Try a book by Martin Cruz Smith. I suggest Gorky Park. It's my favorite.

Also, almost any of the earliest books by Tom Clancy are good spy books. My favorite is The Cardinal of the Kremlin. That's the one that hooked me on Clancy.

Dil se.
Yeah, Gorky Park is a classic, and I've also enjoyed the other five or six Arkady Renko books in that series as well. I think "Stalin's Ghost" was the last one I read.
But, to the OP: have you tried any of John Le Carre's "George Smiley" books. To cloak and dagger affacionados, Le Carre is the Old Master of the genre. He's a Brit, of course, as are two other good spy novelists, Ken Follet (A lot of WWII stuff) and Lee Deighton. (And when you consider Ian Fleming, the James Bond creator, it seems like for some reason Brits seem to have a nack for the spy stuff.)
Clancy is pretty good, but I consider him to be more in the "techno-thriller" genre than the spy.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Yeah, Gorky Park is a classic, and I've also enjoyed the other five or six Arkady Renko books in that series as well. I think "Stalin's Ghost" was the last one I read.
But, to the OP: have you tried any of John Le Carre's "George Smiley" books. To cloak and dagger affacionados, Le Carre is the Old Master of the genre. He's a Brit, of course, as are two other good spy novelists, Ken Follet (A lot of WWII stuff) and Lee Deighton. (And when you consider Ian Fleming, the James Bond creator, it seems like for some reason Brits seem to have a nack for the spy stuff.)
Clancy is pretty good, but I consider him to be more in the "techno-thriller" genre than the spy.
Le Carre is wonderful. He knows his stuff because he actually was a spy. Having said that I also have to say that IMO his books are not easy reads and would perhaps be difficult to read for someone who has English as a second language. Little Drummer Girl is my favorite but it would be hard to beat The Spy Who Came In From the Cold.

Ken Follet's book are great and easy to grasp. That reminds me, Alistair Maclean has written some really fine "spy" novels. I sure did enjoy Bear Island.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:05 PM
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Dive into some Clive Cussler books. I have so many of these. You have spying, espionage, kidnapping, murder and all kinds of fun things.

James Rollins also has some good one's. But many of his delve into apocalyptic type stories, which for me is great, because i enjoy them.

Stephen Coonts is another good storyteller.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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The best book I have read, so far, that I thoroughly enjoyed and couldn't put down was The Charm School by Nelson DeMille.

I thought it was great.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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John LeCarre, The Human Factor
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