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  • THE MIDNIGHT HOUSE. by Berenson, Alex.
    Berenson, Alex.
    THE MIDNIGHT HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring CIA agent John Wells - "Early one morning, a former CIA agent is shot to death in the street. That night, an army vet is gunned down in his doorway. The two victims were part of an eleven-member interrogation team that operated out of a secret base in Poland called the Midnight House." SIGNED by the author on a blank preliminary page. 385 pp. ISBN: 978-0399156205.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76847
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  • WHAT WE HAD: A Memoir. by Chace, James.
    Chace, James.
    WHAT WE HAD: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - More than just a memoir of the author's own life, this is the story, told in brief glimpses, of his family, frozen in time in the jazz age, while in 1931 in Fall River, Massachusetts, the mills were closing - and of the impact of Pearl Harbor, his own experiences as a student at Harvard where he agreed to be injected with mind-altering drugs as part of an experiment at a famous hospital, a brief and funny stint as a CIA agent. ISBN: 0-671-694782.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 31429
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  • THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA. by De Witte, Ludo.
    De Witte, Ludo.
    THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York & London: Verso, (2001.) dj. Hardcover - In June 1960, the former Belgian Congo won its independence; on January 17. 1961, the first democratically elected prime minister of the Republic of the Congo, and a pioneer of African unity, was murdered. Using official sources and first hand accounts, this book attempts to "unravel the appalling mass of lies, hypocrisy and betrayals that have surrounded accounts of the assassination" and reveals a "network of complicity from the CIA to the Belgian government." In fact, this book has prompted the Belgian government to establish an official commission to inquire into the assassination. Translated from the Dutch by Ann Wright and Renee Fenby. Photographs, extensive notes, bibliography, chronology, index. xxi, 224 pp. ISBN: 1859846181.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54066
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  • CHAMELEON. by Diehl, William.
    Diehl, William.
    CHAMELEON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - His second novel, an international thriller - two journalists find themselves hunted and caught up in a world of oil cartels, big business and international espionage. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-394519612.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83270
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  • EXTRAORDINARY POWERS. by Finder, Joseph.
    Finder, Joseph.
    EXTRAORDINARY POWERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, an international thriller. When the director of the CIA is killed in a car accident (or assassinated), his son-in-law, an attorney and ex-agent, is lured back into the employ of the CIA, where he becomes involved in a top-secret espionage project in telepathy that will endow him with "extraordinary powers." SIGNED on the title page. 449 pp plus brief author's note. ISBN: 0-345386213.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82186
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  • MIDNIGHT IN SAMARRA: The True Story of WMD, Greed, and High Crimes in Iraq. by Ford, Frank Gregory with Eleanor Cooney.
    Ford, Frank Gregory with Eleanor Cooney.
    MIDNIGHT IN SAMARRA: The True Story of WMD, Greed, and High Crimes in Iraq.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hot Books / Skyhorse Publishing, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of an Iraq War whistleblower who continues to be betrayed by his country -"Gregory Ford, an intelligence agent and medic, was in Iraq for only a short time from the invasion in March 2003 until early June of the same year, when he was strapped to a stretcher, drugged, and renditioned out of Iraq at the behest of his command, who were frantically trying to silence him.. . [This is] one soldiers attempt to speak up and report the abuse and torture he saw being inflicted on the local population, as well as secret, incriminating, enormous Iraqi arms stores of American-made Weapons of…

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    New York: Hot Books / Skyhorse Publishing, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of an Iraq War whistleblower who continues to be betrayed by his country -"Gregory Ford, an intelligence agent and medic, was in Iraq for only a short time from the invasion in March 2003 until early June of the same year, when he was strapped to a stretcher, drugged, and renditioned out of Iraq at the behest of his command, who were frantically trying to silence him.. . [This is] one soldiers attempt to speak up and report the abuse and torture he saw being inflicted on the local population, as well as secret, incriminating, enormous Iraqi arms stores of American-made Weapons of Mass Destruction with bills of lading implicating, among others, famous political families." SIGNED by Ford on the half title page. Foreword by David Talbot. ix, 222 pp. ISBN: 978-1510740204.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86237
    Keywords: abu ghraib, cia, iraq, Military
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  • TRUE FICTION: An Ian Ludlow Thriller. by Goldberg, Lee.
    Goldberg, Lee.
    TRUE FICTION: An Ian Ludlow Thriller.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: Thomas & Mercer, (2018). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, bestselling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasnt an accident. Years before, the CIA enlisted Ian to dream up terrorism scenarios to prepare the government for nightmares they couldnt imagine. Now one of those schemes has come true, and Ian is the only person alive who knows how it was done...and who is behind the plot." SIGNED on the title page. 237 pp. ISBN: 978-1503949188.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 88201
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  • THE ART OF POLITICAL MURDER: Who Killed the Bishop? by Goldman, Francisco.
    Goldman, Francisco.
    THE ART OF POLITICAL MURDER: Who Killed the Bishop?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first non-fiction book by this noted novelist, this is a penetrating look at the brutal death of Bishop Juan Geradi in Guatemala City in April 1998 - just 2 days after he had issued a human rights report that found the Guatemalan Army primarily responsible for the deaths and disappearances of 200,000 civilians. Goldman spent seven years following the investigation into this murder, and the result is a riveting and complex work. Index. 396 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-18283.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57163
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  • Grisham, John.
    THE BROKER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An international thriller, set mostly in Bologna Italy - "a fast-paced, thrilling cat and mouse chase pitting Backman against the numerous agencies that want him dead--as the broker makes a move to take back his life." SIGNED on the half title page. 357 pp. ISBN: 0-385510454.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 88360
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  • THE GOOD PHYSICIAN. by Harrington, Kent.
    Harrington, Kent.
    THE GOOD PHYSICIAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An idealistic young doctor finds himself occupying a comfortable niche in Mexico City until two CIA veterans learn of a possible terrorist plot - "All the moral incongruities and conundrums that complicate the war on terror are on almost palpable display in this searing thriller. . . When CIA veterans Alex Law and Butch Nickels get wind of a possible terrorist bombing plot, they use any means to extract information that might prevent it. Reeves, pressed to keep alive suspects who are being tortured, faces both a moral dilemma and personal danger. This taut, thought-provoking novel offers no easy answers." (Publishers Weekly) SIGNED on the title page. Includes an appreciation by Michael Connelly. 269 pp. ISBN: 978-0939767601.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77939
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  • Ignatius, David.
    A FIRING OFFENSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - On one level, a thriller about a spy in the newsroom, but on another level, this novel by a veteran journalist is a story of how lines are crossed, how good intentions often lead to disastrous results, and also an exploration of the proper role of newspapers in both protecting national interests and in bringing to light the abuses of the government in the name of security - a topic which is, if anything, more timely now than one it was written. 333 pp. ISBN: 0-679-448608.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30880
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  • DEFECTORS. by Kanon, Joseph.
    Kanon, Joseph.
    DEFECTORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this Edgar award winning writer set in the early 1960s at the height of the Cold War. "In 1949, Frank Weeks was exposed as a Communist spy and fled the country to vanish behind the Iron Curtain. Now, 12 years later, he has written his memoirs, a KGB-approved project, and has asked his brother Simon, a publisher, to come to Moscow to edit the manuscript. . .And at first Frank is still Frank, the same bond of affection that transcends ideology. Then Simon begins to glimpse another Frank, still capable of treachery, still actively working for 'the service.' . . The gripping story of one…

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    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this Edgar award winning writer set in the early 1960s at the height of the Cold War. "In 1949, Frank Weeks was exposed as a Communist spy and fled the country to vanish behind the Iron Curtain. Now, 12 years later, he has written his memoirs, a KGB-approved project, and has asked his brother Simon, a publisher, to come to Moscow to edit the manuscript. . .And at first Frank is still Frank, the same bond of affection that transcends ideology. Then Simon begins to glimpse another Frank, still capable of treachery, still actively working for 'the service.' . . The gripping story of one family torn apart by the divided loyalties of the Cold War, but it's also a revealing look at the wider community of defectors, American and British, living a twilit Moscow existence, granted privileges but never trusted, spies who have escaped one prison only to find themselves trapped in another that is even more sinister, a world of secrets, where no one can be trusted and murder is just collateral damage." 290 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-1501121395.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 88847
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  • Littell, Robert.
    THE AMATEUR.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981. First edition - A classic espionage novel: "The Amateur is Charlie Heller, a modest man, a back-room functionary employed by the CIA. His specialty, and his private intellectual obsession, is cryptology - encoding and decoding with the aid of sophisticated computers the thousands of messages that link East and West in their continual efforts to read each otherÕs minds. But Charlie Heller is no Cold Warrior. not yet. Untangling codes for the CIA is HellerÕs way of paying the rent and of gaining access to the CIAÕs immense computer, through which he pursues his gentlemanÕs hobby: searching all of ShakespeareÕs works to find the elusive cryptogram he believes will reveal their true author." 243 pp.

    Condition: Very good in yellow printed wrappers (some spine slant and light soiling to the covers) An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 61719
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  • MORNING SPY, EVENING SPY. by MacKinnon, Colin.
    MacKinnon, Colin.
    MORNING SPY, EVENING SPY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2006). First edition - The author's second book, an espionage thriller set in the days leading up to 9/11. "CIA officer, Paul Patterson, who had run Kareem as an agent during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, sets out to track him down. Patterson navigates a shadow land of intrigue in England, Africa, the Middle East, and the U.S., where truth and lies seem to merge." 304 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (lower corner of back cover slightly bumped but an unread copy) An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 78610
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  • THE CUTOUT. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    THE CUTOUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller debut in which only one woman can stop the deadly countdown to global terror. The author brings her experience as a former CIA analyst to her realistic work of fiction. SIGNED on the title page. 400 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-553-10893x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 68568
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  • SECRET AGENT. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    SECRET AGENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second thriller written under her own name, by this former CIA analyst, a novel inspired by the mystery of Jim Thompson, a "legendary American" who settled in Thailand in 1945, and disappeared in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia in 1967. SIGNED on the title page. Map. Afterword by the author. 405 pp. ISBN: 0-553-109138.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77237
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  • THE CUTOUT. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    THE CUTOUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller debut in which only one woman can stop the deadly countdown to global terror. The author brings her experience as a former CIA analyst to her realistic work of fiction. SIGNED on the title page and dated in Feb 2001, in the month of publication. 400 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-553-10893x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 77349
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  • SECRET AGENT. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    SECRET AGENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second thriller written under her own name, by this former CIA analyst, a novel inspired by the mystery of Jim Thompson, a "legendary American" who settled in Thailand in 1945, and disappeared in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia in 1967. SIGNED on the title page. Afterword by the author. 405 pp. ISBN: 0-553-109138.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (slightly over-opened before title page).

    Book ID: 66943
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  • BLOWN. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    BLOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third thriller featuring CIA analyst Carolyn Carmichael. The author uses her own experience as a former CIA analyst to create a realistic work of fiction. SIGNED on the title page. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-553-803301.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 62418
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  • BLOWN. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    BLOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third thriller featuring CIA analyst Carolyn Carmichael. The author uses her own experience as a former CIA analyst to create a realistic work of fiction. SIGNED on the title page. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-553-803301.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57788
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  • THE CUTOUT. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    THE CUTOUT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, 2001. SIGNED first edition - A thriller debut in which only one woman can stop the deadly countdown to global terror. The author brings her experience as a former CIA analyst to her realistic work of fiction. SIGNED on the title page. 400 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 18947
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  • SNOW WOLF. by Meade, Glenn.
    Meade, Glenn.
    SNOW WOLF.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - International espionage thriller set in 1953 at the height of the Cold War. With
    rumors of Stalin's deteriorating mental health spreading new president Dwight Eisenhower approves Operation Snow Wolf, in which the CIA will send two agents, posing as man and wife, to assassinate Stalin. 450 pp. ISBN: 0-312144210.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83219
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  • THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA. by Metzl, Jamie.
    Metzl, Jamie.
    THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a thriller ranging from the Cambodian refugee camps on the Thai border to the world of politics and intrigue in Washington, D. C. Samantha Powers commented that Metlz is "the rare novelist who can draw upon realworld experiences as both an aidworker and a White House official. . . [this is] a gripping and vivid thriller that leads readers on a trail of gun-running, Cold War intrigue, betrayal, and moral ambiguity. Metzl reminds us that the costs of U.S. interventions and retreats are lived one individual at a time." 244 p. ISBN: 0-31232202X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85067
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  • AGENT 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII. by Miller, Scott Jeffrey.
    Miller, Scott Jeffrey.
    AGENT 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - Agent 110 was Allen Dulles, a new spy from an eminent family. From his townhouse in Bern, and in clandestine meetings in restaurants, he "met with and facilitated the plots of Germans who were trying to destroy the countrys leadership. Their underground network exposed Dulles to the political maneuverings of the Soviets, who were already competing for domination of Germany, and all of Europe, in the post-war period." While his negotiations fell short during the war, in the 1950s he was placed in charge of the CIA. Photographs. Notes, index. xxii, 342 pp. ISBN: 978-1451693386.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name, toning to edges of textblock.

    Book ID: 85859
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  • BLOWBACK:A Vanessa Pierson Novel. by Plame, Valerie and Sarah Lovett.
    Plame, Valerie and Sarah Lovett.
    BLOWBACK:A Vanessa Pierson Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Blue Rider Press / Penguin, (2013). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An espionage thriller by former CIA ops officer Valerie Plame - her first novel - and thriller writer Sarah Lovett, introducing covert CIA ops officer Vanessa. SIGNED on the title page by Lovett. SIGNED bookplate by Plame laid in. 324 pp. ISBN: 978-0399158209.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76501
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  • THE CIRCLE. by Shagan, Steve.
    Shagan, Steve.
    THE CIRCLE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, 1982. First edition - His fourth novel, an international thriller. 419 pp.

    Condition: Good only (corners slightly bent, soiling to edges of textblock - but quite a bit less common than the hardcover which had an advertised first printing of 75,000 copies.)

    Book ID: 49919
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  • EASY MONEY. by Siler, Jenny.
    Siler, Jenny.
    EASY MONEY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a thriller. "Reaching back to a brilliantly concealed operation during the Vietnam War, ducking into drug dens, spiraling through seedy strip joints, and blazing across the country, Jenny Siler weaves a devastating tale of murder and deception in her stunning debut." SIGNED on the title page. 262 pp. Very different cover art than the final hardcover edition.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (light crease affecting front cover and several pages at beginning of book).

    Book ID: 55107
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  • AN HONORABLE MAN. by Vidich, Paul.
    Vidich, Paul.
    AN HONORABLE MAN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria / Emily Bestler Books, (2016). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, named one of Publishers Weekly Top Ten Mysteries & Thrillers of Spring 2016. Set in Washington, DC in 1953, when the Cold War is heating up, McCarthyism is raging - and the CIA has a double agent in its midst. Joseph Kanon described this as "Cold War spy fiction in the grand tradition - neatly plotted betrayals in that shadow world where no one can be trusted and agents are haunted by their own moral compromises." Based on the life of James Speyer Kronthal. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 278 pp. ISBN: .

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 82048
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