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The Rape of Greece: The King, the Colonels and the Resistance by Peter Murtagh (£129.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Singapore & Toronto: Simon & Schuster — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0671710389]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Pages gently age-tanned with light spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “IN the early hours of 21 April 1967, Greece, the birthplace of democracy, became the home of the most repressive military dictatorship seen in Europe since the end of the Second World War. A junta of army colonels espousing extreme right-wing views seized power, outlawed political parties and began a seven-year reign of terror.

The Rape of Greece is about democracy betrayed. In laying bare the atrocities of the colonels’ regime, it reveals how this small European country became a pawn in the Cold War ideological battleground, and how agents of the Central Intelligence Agency sought to control Greek politics through their infiltration of the Greek royal family and armed forces.

But The Rape of Greece is also about people fighting back and ultimately winning. When the tanks of the neo-fascist junta rolled through the streets of Athens in 1967, resistance was not far behind. Here is the story of one resistance group, Democratic Defence, its leaders under siege in Athens and their foreign helpers. In the face of a brutal dictatorship that tortured its victims at will, this motley group of men and women — from England, France, Germany, Scandinavia and America — tirelessly smuggled resistance activists out of Greece and bombs and propaganda in. Their astonishing story of bravery and commitment, failures and triumphs, appears here for the first time in print.

Peter Murtagh, who spent five years researching and writing the book, combines the analytical insight of an award-winning investigative journalist with the narrative drive of a natural storyteller. Filled with political intrigue, adventure and larger-than-life characters, The Rape of Greece is a startling and compelling read, and an important chronicle of modern history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 278 pages. Tags: government resistance greece history 20th century military coup d’etat politics european irregular guerrilla forces warfare espionage greek junta imposition military fascism cyprus internal affair collaborators
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Far Eastern File: Intelligence War in the Far East, 1930-45 by Peter Elphick (£24.00)Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340665831]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “During the 1930s the Far East was a fertile hunting ground for the espionage and counterespionage agents of many nations, especially for those of Great Britain, the United States and Japan, as well as of Germany, Italy and the USSR. Sometimes they worked in remote places on the border of Manchuria and Russia, or in the jungles of Malaya and Thailand; while others operated in Tokyo, Singapore, Manila and Hong Kong, not to mention that international melting pot and powder keg, Shanghai.

Throughout, the author emphasises the Japanese subversion and fifth-column activity; but in the background of operations were the spies of the communication airwaves, the so-called Signals Intelligence (or Sigint) operators who plucked diplomatic, consular, military and naval coded messages out of the ether and passed them to the cryptanalysts. At the centre of the British Sigint and intelligence co-ordination operations was the Far East Combined Bureau, a highly secret organisation, established in Hong Kong in 1935, which is here researched for the first time through recently released material from the Public Record Office and unpublished accounts of surviving officers. These reveal its impact and that of its successors on the eventual outcome of the Pacific war.

Using the latest published information, Peter Elphick illuminates fascinating new facets of many important issues including Britain’s appeasement policy towards Japan, the Melville Cox affair, the S. S. Automedon incident and the conspiracy theories which claim Churchill and Roosevelt had prior knowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Peter Elphick’s unrivalled knowledge of the period and locale combined with his research into official intelligence material only released in the 1980s make Far Eastern File a book of unique importance and lasting interest.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 510 pages. Tags: war military intelligence east asia southeast history 20th century espionage politics secret service services battles campaigns second european asian middle eastern political science europe technology engineering
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72
Trail of the Octopus: From Beirut to Lockerbie - Inside the DIA by Donald Goddard & Lester K. [Knox] Coleman (£23.00)Publisher: London: Bloomsbury — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 074751562X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed at the top corners of the dustwrapper otherwise a very well presented copy of a scarce book in the first edition, first printing state.Description: From the cover: “In the spring of 1988 Coleman was on a mission for the world’s most secretive and well-funded espionage organisation — the Defense Intelligence Agency. Order to spy on the DEA in Cyprus which, along with the CIA, was running a series of ‘controlled deliveries’ of Lebanese heroin through the airports of Frankfurt and London en route to America. Coleman discovered that the security of this ‘sting’ operation had been breached and warned the American embassy that disaster was waiting to happen. He was ignored. Seven months later, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie. Among the dead was a DEA courier. This is a gripping investigation into the causes of the Lockerbie disaster and the subsequent manipulation of the evidence.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 326 pages. Tags: united states defence intelligence agency defense officers pan flight 103 bombing incident 1988 operations terrorism freedom fighters armed struggle crime criminology espionage secret services middle east usa political science security social
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Charts of War: The Maps and Charts That Have Informed and Illustrated War At Sea by John Blake (£20.00)Publisher: London: Conway — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844860310]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pulled at the head of the upper panel with two small nicks toward the top corner. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Information is power, and in centuries past sea charts were guarded by both a ship’s navigator and the State, stretched on oak boards or rolled in leather cylindrical quivers, locked away. As the European nations began their territorial acquisition and contest in earnest, the information charts contained of harbour approaches, coastal landmarks and hazards, currents and tides, could give one side or another the advantage.

From the ships of small expeditionary fleets, which carried navigational charts, to the requirements of modern ships involved in combined operations, which need charts to include a whole range of information, John Blake has produced a fascinating, illustrated account of the role that charts have played in planning, preventing, conducting and recording war at sea. The selection not only includes charts depicting major battles and amphibious operations, but those drawn up for tactical and espionage purposes, for coastal defence and the positioning of forts along rivers and at the entrance to harbours.

Chapters run in chronological order, organized according to the overall political scene, but the main focus is on the development of chart making and surveying in relation to changing warfare techniques. Informative captions accompany each chart, setting them in historical context and providing illuminating details about the main protagonists and the chart makers and surveyors themselves. Taken from a range of international maritime archives, they include portolan charts of Spanish acquisitions in the New World; Francis Drake’s attack of Cadiz in 1587, known as ‘the singeing of the King of Spain’s beard’; the Dutch attack on Chatham in 1667 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War; a plan of Chesapeake Bay where British naval forces failed to relieve General Cornwallis during the American War of Independence; William Bligh’s chart of the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801; charts of the Battle of Jutland, one British, one German; and the operational chart drawn up before the D-Day landings at Omaha beach.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 11¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: nautical charts history discoveries seamanship geographical discovery exploration military naval photography battles forces warfare travel road ships shipbuilding technology engineering science geography atlases maps cartography navigation maritime
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Adventure in Diamonds by David E. [Esdaile] Walker (£19.00)Publisher: London, New York, Sydney & Toronto: White Lion Publishers Limited — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0856177296]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: diamonds netherlands amsterdam war 1939-1945 secret service intelligence fiction rescue allied services espionage german economic trade commerce industry manufacturing naval unit navies social history civilians britain second diamond mines ships invasion 1940 dutch society germany mission hms walpole
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The New KGB: Engine of Soviet Power by W. R. Corson; R. T. Crowley; (£19.00)Publisher: Harvester Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0745003095]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, small nick to the top corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “This stunning exposé is a fresh way of looking at the current operations and global strategies of the new KGB, and its increasingly powerful control of the entire Soviet state. The authors’ devastating analysis is that the KGB has forsaken its traditional role as the ‘shield and sword of the party’ to actively become master of the Soviet Communist Party and the dominant force in the government of the U.S.S.R. Their argument painstakingly traces the changes in the Soviet hierarchy that was started by the late KGB chief Yuri Andropov and which ended recently with the death of Konstantin Chernenko and the immediate naming of Mikhail Gorbachev to take charge of the Soviet Union in what was the quickest succession in Soviet history.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 560 pages. Tags: soviet intelligence background kgb operations union soviet socialist republics 327.1’2’0947 cheka communist international gpu-ogpu era nkvd beria era andropov amtorg corporation soviet quasi-official organizations soviet prison ships soviet agents gpu ogpu nkvd nkgb mvd mgb intelligence and security service prominent soviet leaders annand labis feldman brandes ovakimian woolwich arsenal
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Agent of the Devil by Hans Habe (£18.00)Publisher: White Lion — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0856170739]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a triangular crease and tear to the head of the upper panel, again but smaller to the lower panel, faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of this uncommon edition. Description: First in this edition. [First: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. , 1958]

From the cover: “George Droste was a spy: a double, sometimes even a double-double agent. He would sell anything to anyone for money: secrets, lies, his own imaginings, what they most wanted to hear — anything. And often, coincidentally, the lives of others.

Yet, in the end, he discovered a treachery greater than his own, and a deceit which even he could not stomach.

He discovered, too, that yesterday’s concepts have lost their meaning. That war and peace no longer depend upon the will of generals, or politicians, or peoples. That espionage is an irrelevance, and that science has declared war on the globe.

Hans Habe has written many thought-provoking novels. This is undoubtedly one of his best.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 388 pages. Tags: german fiction 1900 texts including translations treble-crossing investigation assassination double-cross surveillance intelligence disloyalty undercover detective espionage shadowing east-west duplicity treachery deception shooting informer thriller intrigue stakeout homicide betrayal tailing killing deceive british treason service vintage inside person spying double secret murder pigeon plant grass stool death agent stab sell dupe back mole cold work out con war the spy mystery hans habe 0856170739 ewald ossersfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Forty Years of Soviet Spying by Ronald Seth (£18.00)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Ex-libris with usual marks, including sticker to front pastedown, tape offset to end papers, small stamp to title page. Text more than acceptable.Description: From the cover: “In his history of Soviet spying Ronald Seth has traced the beginnings of this immense spy coverage from its official start as OGPU in 1924, a fearsome organization which was later changed to the notorious NKVD. He covers the methods of training, recruitment and organization of Intelligence agents, and also the incredibly detailed methods of communication. The extensive spy networks in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia are vividly described, as are the fantastic stories of Dr. Allan Nunn May, Klaus Fuchs, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and Colonel Abel, as well as Lonsdale, Blake and Vassall.”Notes: Jacket designed by Lee Taylor. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 294 pages. Tags: russian secret service soviet foreign espionage gouzenko petrov khokhlov stalin’s death colonel abel gordon arnold lonsdale george blake john vassall soviet spy networks soviet spying ogpu nkvd dr. allan nunn klaus fuchs julius and ethel rosenberg soviet union ideological reasons alexandrovski soviet engineer kgb underwater weapons american communist party nazi
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Carnival of Spies by Robert Moss (£13.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: From the flap: “Johnny Lentz, out of idealism and from bitter personal experience, becomes a Communist. He learns to fight, to sabotage and to organise. He learns also to love — first with the wildcat Helene, then with her disturbingly beautiful sister, Sigrid. Two women who will haunt him down the years of violence and deception. For Johnny sees the revolution betrayed. A squalid welter of plot and counter-plot, of manipulation and murder, culminates in Stalin's pact with Hitler. Appalled, Johnny decides to become a double-agent, just as he is sent to Brazil to help organise the first Communist revolution in the New World. And in Brazil, exotic, dangerous and alien, all the demons from his past catch up with him in a terrifying spiral of intrigue.”Notes: 498 pages. Tags: instability corruption decadence inflation communist political espionage combating breeding berliner thriller between fascism germany fiction despair ground growth ideal nazis party chaos join wars spy the for
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A Square Called Silence by Desmond Meiring (£13.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the text block very lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This novel is set in ten weeks of terrorism in Caracas, splendid capital of an oil-rich country, soaring concrete city of skyscrapers and wide racing highways, by night perhaps the most strikingly illuminated city on earth. But the myriad crowded ranches of the very poor hang above it, from all its western mountains, tumbled and invading, the contrast they provide that of all Latin America, and source and symbol of its brooding lightning violence.

The story is of Mercedes, alien in this crueller land through her strict Madrid heritage, attuned at last to a wise corruption in a secret world of its very rich and leisured, a brilliant iridescent world poised fragile as a bubble on the city’s savagery. Her companions in this sentimental education are Juan-Ramon, her brother for whom she is his first and impossible love, his second a dedicated terrorism, in which his steps cross and echo hers ironically; and Raoul, whom the gods sent to open to her the golden discovery of her own senses, himself beyond morality, many-layered as a lacquered Chinese box, lost Theseus in the soft labyrinths of sex; and a stranger, a true citizen of the ranches and the western barrios, who has always known her exactly, and so shadows her slow graduation to decadence more subtly, and with patience.

The novel suggests that the true tragedy is not that of the classic hero in his lonely fight with his angel, ended neatly in the facile purity of death, but of those who have had a vision, and choose to lose it, and live on.”
Notes: Jacket designed by David Battle. Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: about activist adventure arabia assault attack based bomb bomber bombing books campaign campaigner containing create espionage explode extremist fanatic fiction havoc intelligence militant murder novels radical rebel revolutionary saudi set strike suicide surveillance suspense terror terrorists thriller vest violence
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KGB Calling Eve: A Documentary Novel by Einar Sanden (£13.00)Publisher: Boreas Publishing House — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “Irja Parve was born in Tallinn, capital of Estonia, on May 20, 1935. In I960, on graduating from the Institute of Pedagogy, University of Tallinn, where she read modern languages, she was called to see Major Erik Liim, head of the Intourist office in Soviet Estonia.

An important Song Festival was shortly to take place in Tallinn and a Tourist Party was expected from the Free World — the first since the Russian occupation of Estonia in 1940. Irja was offered a post as guide and interpreter. As soon as she accepted the post, however, she found herself in the grip of the Soviet Secret Service — the KGB.

Eighteen months later, Irja married Mark Tarum — an exiled Estonian domiciled in Sweden and a member of this Tourist Party. In the summer of 1962, she joined her husband in Stockholm, becoming the first Estonian to be ‘married off’ to an exile by the KGB.

The following two summers, in 1963 and 1964, she was forced to revisit Tallinn in order to receive fresh instructions from the KGB for espionage work in Sweden. In 1964, the KGB suggested that she should get a divorce and marry a certain retired colonel of the Swedish army.

Juri Remmelgas, one of the most prominent Estonian publicists in the West, has called this book ‘A Handbook for every Western tourist who intends visiting the Soviet Union’.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". White boards with Red titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: estonians have been fighting for independence non aggression signed the ussr and nazi germany baltic states murder deportation siberian slave labour occupied red army soviet union was imposed estonia
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The Compleat Agent by William Crisp (£13.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333374460]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, with a small closed tear to head of lower panel. Pages gently age-tanned.Description: This hilarious affair makes no bones about being spoof espionage. Here we have it all. The KGB have access to a passive recording receiver among the close entourage of the American Secretary of State, Roosevelt Ike Truman Stowkowsky, no less, known as 'Rit'. Larissa, the beautiful daughter of the icy Ignatchenko, head of the KGB's First Chief Directorate, is taping her father's most intimate conversations and delivering them to the T Board, an American intelligence agency.Notes: Size: 8vo Large Post (21 x 13cm Approx.). 346 pages. Tags: crisp kgb cia secretary state espionage spying bond secret agent secret service
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The Climate of Treason: Five Who Spied For Russia by Andrew Boyle (£12.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 009139340X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “How did it happen that three young men, all contemporaries, all members of the English upper class, all products of public schools and Cambridge University should join the profession in the service of the Soviet Union and, over a period of years, consistently betray their country? Boyle looks at the political and social background to the whole amazing episode. Philby, Burgess and Maclean are the best-known of the undergraduates recruited by the Communist Party at Cambridge in the 1930s, because they were the extreme cases, the men who actually spied against their country But, so far as membership of the Party was concerned, they were only the tip of the iceberg.”.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 504 pages. Tags: 20th anti-british apostles britain british burgess cambridge century cia communism donald embassy espionage establishment georgi great guy history kim maclean macmillan mission philby rothschild russian secret service socialist soviet stetsenko trade victor
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The Mexicans by Patrick Oster (£12.50)Publisher: William Morrow — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0688081932]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently faded at the spine. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges with a ¼" closed tear to the foot of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Boards slightly soiled. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “Within days of his election, George Bush met with his Mexican counterpart, Carlos Salinas de Gortari. The urgent meeting, held even before the two men had been sworn in as their countries 'respective chief executives, reflected the leaders' anxiety that Mexico's simmering problems could soon make it the country that Americans will have to worry about most. This is a collection of stories — vivid, real-life stories about America’s unknown neighbour to the south. These are not the people encountered by the four million Americans who vacation in the escapist atmosphere of Mexico’s splendid escapist atmosphere of Mexico’s splendid beaches or magnificent archaeological ruins each year. These are the real Mexicans. The Mexicans is a guided tour through the mean streets and dusty byways of this most mysterious neighbour. It is a look into Mexico’s very soul.”Notes: Jacket designed by Paul Perlow. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey/Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 334 pages. Tags: mexico’s children sanchez mexican life the muchacha the tragafuego the pollo the piista panista fayuquero the pepenador campesino policia the periodista the evangelista the maricon the mentalista the guera the feminista mexicans mexico city economic crisis pollution gridlocked traffic panama canal latin america tepito manuel sanchez latin american
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A Square Called Silence by Desmond Meiring (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This novel is set in ten weeks of terrorism in Caracas, splendid capital of an oil-rich country, soaring concrete city of skyscrapers and wide racing highways, by night perhaps the most strikingly illuminated city on earth. But the myriad crowded ranches of the very poor hang above it, from all its western mountains, tumbled and invading, the contrast they provide that of all Latin America, and source and symbol of its brooding lightning violence.

The story is of Mercedes, alien in this crueller land through her strict Madrid heritage, attuned at last to a wise corruption in a secret world of its very rich and leisured, a brilliant iridescent world poised fragile as a bubble on the city’s savagery. Her companions in this sentimental education are Juan-Ramon, her brother for whom she is his first and impossible love, his second a dedicated terrorism, in which his steps cross and echo hers ironically; and Raoul, whom the gods sent to open to her the golden discovery of her own senses, himself beyond morality, many-layered as a lacquered Chinese box, lost Theseus in the soft labyrinths of sex; and a stranger, a true citizen of the ranches and the western barrios, who has always known her exactly, and so shadows her slow graduation to decadence more subtly, and with patience.

The novel suggests that the true tragedy is not that of the classic hero in his lonely fight with his angel, ended neatly in the facile purity of death, but of those who have had a vision, and choose to lose it, and live on.”
Notes: Jacket designed by David Battle. Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: about activist adventure arabia assault attack based bomb bomber bombing books campaign campaigner containing create espionage explode extremist fanatic fiction havoc intelligence militant murder novels radical rebel revolutionary saudi set strike suicide surveillance suspense terror terrorists thriller vest violence
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Electronic Security Systems: Better Ways to Crime Prevention by Philip Walker (£11.50)Publisher: London, Boston, Durban, Singapore, Toronto & Wellington: Butterworths — 1983Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0408011602]Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned at the margins. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 268 pages. Tags: electronic security systems surveying intruder detection indoors movement outdoors alarm communication control espionage countermeasures microwave fence sensors microphonic infra-red closed-circuit television system design equipment
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Enemy In The Shadows by Norman Gelb (£11.50)Publisher: William Luscombe — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0860020819]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, slightly tanned at the margins and the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The world of the spy, as the author shows in this incisive account, is in fact a complex organism, pockmarked with plots, conspiracies and stratagems. ‘Enemy In The Shadows’ explores this fascinating terrain, recounting the adventures and deeds of the great spies of history, and presenting a vivid picture of what espionage has meant, politically and strategically, over the ages, from Ancient China to the present day. It outlines the structure, purpose and methods of the KGB, CIA, D16 and other major national intelligence organisations, and explains the impact of modern technology.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: spymaster moscow leak guerrilla warfare industrial espionage israelite spies sir francis walsingham modern national espionage organization french reconnaissance balloon kim philby british intelligence service russian agent sabotaged major western espionage operations colonel oleg penkovsky soviet military intelligence officer espionage moscow sr-7i strategic reconnaissance aircraft electronic and photographic spying equipment skylab america’s first space laboratory extra-terrestrial outposts strategic reconnaissance american spy conflicting political beliefs communist fidel castro american central intelligence agency bay pigs babington double agents dead drops father joseph fbi gpu gru khrushchev ogpu oss
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The Making of a Spy by Raymond Palmer (£11.50)Publisher: Aldus — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0490003710]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ just about good with several small closed tears to the edge, 1" closed tear to head of spine. Boards dusty. Slightly musty. Text bright and tight.Description: In this book a writer specialising in espionage matters assesses, clearly and with numerous case histories, all we know about the modem spy, from Kim Philby to Howard Hunt: how he is recruited; how he is assessed and trained; what his work consists of; how he himself recruits subagents; what happens to the men and women who succeed - and those who fail. The final chapter looks at the future of spying and counter spying: will technology take over entirely, or will the spy always be among us ?Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". 144 pages. Tags: Palmer Philby spy Hunt spying espionage
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The Search for Anderson: Chronicles of the Exchange 1963 by I. I. Magdalen (£11.50)Publisher: World's Work — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0437092003]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: From the cover: “One morning Major William Hazlegrave greets Derek Flaye in the street by the wrong name, ‘Anderson! Anderson Minor!’ There begins an adventure involving treachery, espionage and double-dealing of extraordinary complexity; it involves a bitter struggle between British and Soviet intelligence agencies in the early days of detente, involves too a battle for survival, witnessed by Flaye, between Hazlegrave and one of his old schoolboys. Derek Flaye is irreverent and sometimes foolhardy, his home life is a shambles, his girlfriend, Susie, an earthy foil, but his pursuit of the Major’s ex-pupils is as tense as it is tortuous. I. I. Magdalen, a new and very exciting master of the espionage novel, with his almost tangibly real characters and situations, sees the genre as a fascinating key to the ways of the post-war world.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: adventure agencies agent alternative assassination back battle betrayal bitter british cia civil cold complexity con days death deceive deception detective détente disloyalty double double-cross double-dealing dupe duplicity east-west espionage extraordinary for grass homicide horseferry informer inside intelligence intrigue investigation killing langley mole murder out person pigeon plant road secret sell servants service shadowing shooting soviet spy spying stab stakeout stool struggle surveillance survival system tailing the thriller treachery treason treble-crossing undercover vintage war work
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The Twisted Playground by Brian Forbes (£11.50)Publisher: William Heinemann — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434268240]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “This book kick-starts with the sighting of a dead man — a sighting which propels Forbes’s hero into a terrifying wild-goose chase. Is he the hunter or the hunted? Can he keep a step ahead of his old friend — and enemy? Violent death stalks his footsteps, and the Image of a girl1 he loved and lost twenty years before haunts his dreams. Brilliantly blending past and present, this compulsive thriller confronts one of the most evil aspects of our troubled society.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 290 pages. Tags: spy novels espionage stories chilling thriller moscow hotel cold war ended writers jailed political dissidents slavic spy formula leningrad russian contacts tory central office honecker’s nva unit the wall century house mi6 pornographic magazines sexual acts lascivious poses
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Agent Undercover: His Explosive Account of How Infiltrating the Drug Barons for HM Customs Made Him an International Fugitive by John Lightfoot (£10.50)Publisher: London: Blake Publishing — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857822110]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 245 pages. Tags: lightfoot 1857822110 britain h.m. customs excise officials employees undercover operations spain drug traffic history espionage secret services warfare defence criminals outlaws
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Dead Headers by James H. Jackson (£10.50)Publisher: London: Headline Feature — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0747220093]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: 2nd impression.Notes: Jacket designed by Chris Moore. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Purple boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 374 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short terrorists german pharmaceuticals company iraqi biological weapons base intelligence service britain terrorize espionage spy thriller thrillers
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I, Said The Spy by Derek Lambert (£10.50)Publisher: Arlington — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851404901]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: From the flap: “Every year one hundred or so of the wealthiest and most influential members of the Western Establishment meet at a secret conference called Bilderberg, and it is around this little-known fact that best-selling author Derek Lambert has woven a spectacular novel of adventure, intrigue and romance.”Notes: Jacket designed by Alun Hood. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 453 pages. Tags: industrialist infiltrated washington conspiracy bilderberg investment terrorists intrigues espionage unmasking whizz-kid historic industry diamonds masterly assassin captains british chateau hi-jack bankers stories methods western crazed french london moscow agents heads truth seats power world state paris love the
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Mamista by Len Deighton (£10.50)Publisher: London: HarperCollinsPublishers — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0060179368]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Javier Romero. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green Spine Strip over Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 410 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st jungle warfare spanish guiana south america marxist guerilla territory espionage spy thriller english
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Shan by Eric Van Lustbader (£10.50)Publisher: Grafton — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0246131012]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust Wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 2nd Printing.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 542 pages. Tags: destruction sensuality compassion vengeance espionage solution japanese violence business oriental eastern tension torment martial fiction passion ancient honour battle modern orient ritual guilt japan china quest minds avoid death east torn lust arts far big
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Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer by Peter Wright (£10.50)Publisher: London: Viking — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0670820555]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: 6th printing. [First Published: 1987] Illustrated with black and white photographs.

From the cover: “Peter Wright was a key figure in British intelligence for nearly a quarter of a century This book, which the British government has gone to great lengths to keep from being published, is a memoir that recounts his extraordinary career in that wilderness of mirrors, the world of espionage. It is uncensored, remarkably candid, and enormously revealing about the real spy business that most of us know principally from fiction. Peter Wright initially joined Britain’s Secret Service, known as MI5, in 1955 in the capacity of the organization’s principal scientist, and devoted himself in the early years to the invention of various gadgets for use in the espionage trade. Along the way, he demonstrated a brilliant flair for the art of counter-intelligence. He went on to become, for nearly two decades, the central figure in Britain’s relentless and sometimes humiliating efforts to detect and expose Soviet espionage. From that vantage point, the reader is treated to a unique perspective on the likes of Philby, Maclean, Burgess, Blunt, and a host of other exposed spies and alleged defectors. The identity of the so-called Fifth Man Soviet spy has puzzled and fascinated many for decades. In Spycatcher, Peter Wright shares his conviction that the Fifth Man was none other than Sir Roger Hollis, long the head of MI5 itself! The story of how he and many of his MI5 colleagues came to this conclusion makes for some of the best reading found anywhere in the vast literature on espionage. As a result of a great many trips Peter Wright made to the United States in his capacity as Britain’s principal liaison with American intelligence officials, his book is replete with sharply etched and sometimes humorous anecdotes about such notables as J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Helms, Bill Sullivan, William Harvey, and, above all, James Jesus Angleton. Wright’s insights about the CIA and the FBI, their relationships with each other, with the rest of the U. S. government, and with America’s allies is riveting stuff. American interest ought to be especially aroused by Peter Wright’s charge that there was a conspiracy within MI5 to overthrow then Prime Minister Harold Wilson in the mid-1970s, and that it was instigated from within the CIA. Wright’s memoir is also of interest because it is a firsthand account of the bugging of embassies (of friend and foe alike), as well as other aspects of electronic eavesdropping, codebreaking, and “wet” affairs (assassinations). But the most important aspect of this book is that it offers a rare inside glimpse of the real day-by-day goings-on within the intelligence world over a long period of time from a very high-level, authoritative voice.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 392 pages. Tags: wright 0670820555 peter great britain mi5 history intelligence officers biography espionage 20th century secret service military politics government
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Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography Of A Senior Intelligence Officer by Peter Wright (£10.50)Publisher: Viking — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0670820555]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges. Last page of the index notably creased. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.

From the cover: “Peter Wright was a key figure in British intelligence for nearly a quarter of a century This book, which the British government has gone to great lengths to keep from being published, is a memoir that recounts his extraordinary career in that wilderness of mirrors, the world of espionage. It is uncensored, remarkably candid, and enormously revealing about the real spy business that most of us know principally from fiction. Peter Wright initially joined Britain’s Secret Service, known as MI5, in 1955 in the capacity of the organization’s principal scientist, and devoted himself in the early years to the invention of various gadgets for use in the espionage trade. Along the way, he demonstrated a brilliant flair for the art of counter-intelligence. He went on to become, for nearly two decades, the central figure in Britain’s relentless and sometimes humiliating efforts to detect and expose Soviet espionage. From that vantage point, the reader is treated to a unique perspective on the likes of Philby, Maclean, Burgess, Blunt, and a host of other exposed spies and alleged defectors. The identity of the so-called Fifth Man Soviet spy has puzzled and fascinated many for decades. In Spycatcher, Peter Wright shares his conviction that the Fifth Man was none other than Sir Roger Hollis, long the head of MI5 itself! The story of how he and many of his MI5 colleagues came to this conclusion makes for some of the best reading found anywhere in the vast literature on espionage. As a result of a great many trips Peter Wright made to the United States in his capacity as Britain’s principal liaison with American intelligence officials, his book is replete with sharply etched and sometimes humorous anecdotes about such notables as J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Helms, Bill Sullivan, William Harvey, and, above all, James Jesus Angleton. Wright’s insights about the CIA and the FBI, their relationships with each other, with the rest of the U. S. government, and with America’s allies is riveting stuff. American interest ought to be especially aroused by Peter Wright’s charge that there was a conspiracy within MI5 to overthrow then Prime Minister Harold Wilson in the mid-1970s, and that it was instigated from within the CIA. Wright’s memoir is also of interest because it is a firsthand account of the bugging of embassies (of friend and foe alike), as well as other aspects of electronic eavesdropping, codebreaking, and “wet” affairs (assassinations). But the most important aspect of this book is that it offers a rare inside glimpse of the real day-by-day goings-on within the intelligence world over a long period of time from a very high-level, authoritative voice.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Russell Farrell. Size: 9½" x 6¼". 392 pages. Tags: wright 0670820555 peter great britain mi5 history intelligence officers biography espionage 20th century secret service military politics government
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The Dying Light by Henry Porter (£10.50)Publisher: Orion — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780752874845]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Faint lean otherwise a very well presented copy. Dust wrapper now protected in a removable mylar sleeve. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Purple boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 402 pages. Tags: porter 0752874845 9780752874845 823.92 suspense fiction espionage spy thriller stories women intelligence officers
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The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth (£10.50)Publisher: London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Hutchinson — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091586305]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Raymond Hawkey. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 447 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st britain mi5 espionage international intrigue suspense intelligence officers moscow soviet agent tumbling revolution english 20th century
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The Great Game: The Story of the Red Orchestra by Leopold Trepper with Patrick Rotman (£10.50)Publisher: London: Michael Joseph — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718115333]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: First British Edition. [First Published: 1975, Editions Albin Michel]Notes: Jacket designed by Judith Michael. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 442 pages. Tags: weaver trepper leopold war 1939-1945 secret service anti-german espionage autobiographies biographies
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The Master Book of Spies by Donald Mccormick (£10.50)Publisher: Hodder Causton — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340175192]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Slight wear to edges of DJ.Description: The world of espionage master spies, tortures, interrogations, spy equipment, escapes, codes & how you can become a spy. Illustrated with colour and B&W photographs.
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The Novel by James A. Michener (£10.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436279746]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, more heavily so at the corners. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: From the cover: “SET IN PENNSYLVANIA Dutch country — the land of the Amish — and New York City, James A. Michener’s new novel is an exciting story about people whose lives revolve around books: a writer, his editor and publisher, a critic and a reader. After years of struggle, Lukas Yoder has become one of America’s most popular authors. His novels about the world of the Pennsylvania Dutch are enormously successful, but in the final book of the series he is determined to try something different. Inside the frenetic world of publishing Yvonne Marmelle, Yoder’s editor, battles to preserve her integrity. Her firm is the target of a corporate takeover and she is forced to confront a crisis that threatens Yoder’s career and her own. Karl Streibert, a critic and teacher of literature, struggles with his feelings about Yoder’s success as his own ambitions for himself clash with his hopes for the work of his young students. Jane Garland has long been an avid reader of Yoder’s work. A patron of Streibert’s college, her grandson is his most promising student, author of a precociously brilliant first novel. As the lives of these characters intersect, their world is shattered by a mysterious act of violence — a crime that ultimately only Lukas Yoder can solve.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 464 pages. Tags: country dutch english espionage fiction general modern native pennsylvania's spy states thriller united
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The Secret War by Brian Johnson (£10.50)Publisher: London: British Broadcasting Corporation — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563174250]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper ruffled along the edges. Leans slightly. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners stamp to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. The 1939 - 45 War was a struggle as much between scientists as fighting men. The need, on both sides, to counter the enemy's technological ingenuity was a spur to scientific invention.Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Grey boards with White titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Tags: secret service britain guided missiles nuclear weapons naval intelligence espionage germany biological chemical warfare rockets communication electronic armament guns signals cryptography enigma codes codebreaking ultra 20th century
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The Takeover by Stephen W. Frey (£10.50)Publisher: London: Michael Joseph — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718139755]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the join of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Chris Moore. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 389 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st american 20th century conspiracy espionage spy thriller crime mystery detective high finance mergers acquisitions english united states
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The Unlikely Spy by Paul Henderson (£10.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a crease to the foot of the upper panel, a short tear at the foot now tape-reinforced and a further tear to the head of the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Paul Henderson left school at the age of fifteen and worked his way up from apprentice to become Managing Director of Britain’s third-largest machine-tool manufacturer, Matrix Churchill. For almost twenty years he provided information, gathered on his many trips to Eastern Bloc countries, to a series of MI6 controllers. In September 1989, he showed Ministry of Defence officials, on a vast wall map, ‘precisely where Saddam Hussein had built the factories that were turning out his missiles, artillery and munitions. I knew where they were because I had been inside many of them’. In the Gulf War, British and American aircraft used Henderson’s information to help pinpoint targets for the bombs that destroyed the military power of Iraq. In return for his bravery and patriotism Henderson was betrayed by the British Government and forced to fight for his freedom from the dock at the Old Bailey. In November 1992 he won his case. The Unlikely Spy is both the autobiography of an ordinary man and a potentially explosive document filled with revelations about the secret workings of the intelligence services and the Government itself.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 294 pages. Tags: arms autobiography biography britain businessmen businesspeople churchill espionage firm great henderson industries industry iraq kingdom machine machinery manufacture matrix paul production secret services spies tools transfers united
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To the Ends of the Earth: The Hunt for the Jackal by David A. Yallop (£10.50)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224023683]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “ON FRIDAY 27 JUNE 1975 a young Venezuelan burst from a Paris apartment straight into the world’s headlines.

He left for dead four men. He had previously blithely lobbed a grenade into a crowded cafe, attempted to assassinate the President of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain, seized the French Embassy in Holland, and launched two rocket attacks on planes at Orly airport. His crimes were apparently endless. He went on to kidnap the OPEC ministers in Vienna.

He is known to the world as Carlos. The press dubbed him The Jackal. Security forces consider him The World’s Most Wanted Man.

David Yallop tracked Carlos down to a small village in the Bekaa Valley outside war torn Beirut. Through two long nights he listened to part of Carlos’s story.

Then, under tragic circumstances, the trail went dead.

For the next seven years, Yallop tried to rediscover Carlos the Jackal, but what began as a manhunt became a journey into the frightening world of terrorism, espionage and Middle Eastern politics before he finally succeeded. Yallop found out that for years the American and French governments have both been penetrated by Arab intelligence, and that major international airlines paid millions of dollars in protection money to a Palestinian terror group. He uncovered information that could and should have averted the Lockerbie disaster, and — perhaps most terrifying of all — he learned the reason for the massacre of thousands of Palestinians in the refugee camps of Sabra and Chatila.

Drawing on the investigative skills that made In God’s Name an international bestseller, written with clarity, passion and humanity, To the Ends of the Earth — The Hunt for the Jackal is a monumental and riveting book, a pursuit of truth that is destined to become a classic.”
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Dark Winter by Andy McNab (£9.50)Publisher: Bantam Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0593050258]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 393 pages. Tags: concentration prescription populations assassinate unspeakable biochemist fictitious spiralling south-east recuperate despatched assassins terrorism maelstrom fictional espionage character thrillers nightmare trade-off adventure traumatic al-qaeda doomsday personal thriller suspense pakistan problems malaysia against highest control England someone fiction that's london ghosts berlin orphan united states terror penang threat laden habit gsafd works lurks loves fight stone nick life past drug york 9/11 asia bin and new out spy cia act war the
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Days of Drums by Philip Shelby (£9.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0684801779]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Jackie Seow. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Beige Spine Strip with Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 318 pages. Tags: 20th agent american canadian century charged conspiracy country's crime detective encompasses espionage fiction general government highest leading levels mystery politicians secret security service spy stumbles that the thriller with
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Diving for Pearls by Howard Brenton (£9.50)Publisher: Nick Hern Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Diving for Pearls tells the converging stories of a stormy and passionate marriage between an upper-class young woman and a notorious criminal — an ‘impossible’ marriage across class boundaries — and of an avenger, a man who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Cecily Rose, escaping the dominating influence of her father, Sir Stephen, decides to ‘do good’. She becomes a prison visitor and, against all advice, falls in love with Frank Blake, a South Londoner serving a prison sentence for robbery. For three years they conduct a courtship in prison visiting rooms. The day he is released, they marry, and Cecily finds herself thrown into the shifting, dangerous demi-monde of Frank’s ‘connections’. Meanwhile in Ireland an undercover Intelligence Officer, Peter Carter, is betrayed one night in West Belfast and shot. He is grievously injured. In the long months of his recovery — written by Brenton as a terrifying journey through a purgatory of distorted memories and desires — Peter sets out on a fanatical quest to discover his betrayer. Through shadowy dealings between British Intelligence in Ireland and the criminal fraternity in London, he is led finally to Frank.”Notes: Jacket designed by Elizabeth Wood. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: across agent amsterdam and aristocracy assassination back betrayal british class cold complex con convict death deceive deception denouement depth detective disloyalty double double-cross dupe duplicity east-west espionage extraordinary from full grass hard-hitting homicide humour informer inside intelligence intrigue investigation killing love mole murder muscular novel out person pigeon plant psychological ranging revenge secret sell sensual service shadowing shooting society spy spying stab stakeout stool surveillance tailing the thriller treachery treason treble-crossing undercover vintage war wide work
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Double Cross: The 1 Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre (£9.50)Publisher: London, Berlin, New York, Sydney: Bloomsbury Books — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1408830620]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the 150,000-strong invasion force.

The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence — the Bletchley Park code-breakers, MI5, MI6, SOE, Scientific Intelligence, the FBI and the French Resistance. But at its heart was the ‘Double Cross System’, a team of double agents controlled by the secret Twenty Committee, so named because twenty in Roman numerals forms a double cross.

The key D-Day spies were just five in number, and one of the oddest military units ever assembled: a bisexual Peruvian playgirl. a tiny Polish fighter pilot, a Serbian seducer, a wildly imaginative Spaniard with a diploma in chicken farming, and a hysterical Frenchwoman whose obsessive love for her pet dog very nearly wrecked the entire deception. Their enterprise was saved from catastrophe by a shadowy sixth spy whose heroic sacrifice is here revealed for the first time. Under the direction of an eccentric but brilliant intelligence officer in tartan trousers, working from a smoky lair in St. James these spies would weave a web of deception so intricate that it ensnared Hitler’s army and helped to carry thousands of troops across the Channel in safety.

These double agents were, variously, brave, treacherous, fickle, greedy and inspired. They were not conventional warriors, but their masterpiece of deceit saved countless lives. Their codenames were Bronx, Brutus, Treasure, Tricycle and Garbo. This is their story.”
Notes: Jacket designed by David Mann. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 417 pages. Tags: macintyre 1408830620 spies europe biography world war campaigns france normandy espionage history 20th century military intelligence warfare defence deception science britain secret service second
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Firewall by Andy Mcnab (£9.50)Publisher: Bantam — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0593046161]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Leans slightly.Description: Expensively trained by the SAS, he now works for British Intelligence as a deniable operative, and he needs a regular income to take care of his responsibilities, which include psychiatric care for a traumatised orphan. He takes a lucrative mercenary job kidnapping a leading Chechen Mafioso; when the job goes sour, his victim is impressed by his grace under pressure and hires him to baby-sit a computer espionage expert on a jaunt into Finland. Not all is as it seems--Nick was engaged in wishful thinking to believe it was--and he finds himself adrift with little money and no weapons in Estonia in the dead of winter with a friend to rescue, the interests of the West to retrieve and, if possible, money to earn… This is an effective thriller because of the clash between its hero's competence and his less than entire brightness--Nick gets himself into messes and then gets out of them because of skills in combat, disguise and survival. 359pp.
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Madam Kitty: A 1 Story by Peter Norden (£9.50)Publisher: London: Abelard-Schuman — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0200719564]Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with several tears and a large creased tear to the head of the lower panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: schmidt kitty war 1939-1945 secret service germany deutsche arbeiter partei schutzstaffel espionage german arbeiter-partei third reich berlin political police fiction women translation salon
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Ride a Pale Horse by Helen Macinnes (£9.50)Publisher: London: Collins — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002228718]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Francis Michael D'Arcy. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st thriller prague washington rome international espionage intelligence conspiracy cia terrorism
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Spy!: Six Stories of Modern Espionage by Richard Deacon & Nigel West (£9.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563177292]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges and faded at the spine. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Here are six great stories of twentieth-century espionage — all true and all more intriguing than fiction. Many of these spies have had a real and lasting, if hitherto generally unknown, influence on world history.

In this book, Richard Deacon and Nigel West examine not only their political roles but their own psychology — what motivates a spy and what makes a successful spymaster?

Some of the spies like Richard Sorge and the beautiful ‘Cynthia’ are comparatively well known. The identity of others, such as the Double Cross Agent, Tate, have only recently been revealed — their activities shrouded by the Official Secrets Act. The grim tale of Stashinsky — a KGB assassin — offers a disturbing parallel to the recent killing of Georgi Markov. The chapters on the Venlo Incident and John Vassall give an inside view of how spymasters and governments can and do make grave mistakes which cannot always be covered up.

Spy! in its combination of scrupulous accuracy and readability is a fascinating analysis of intelligence agents and the secret organisations for which they risked their lives.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 190 pages. Tags: agents american amery amy analysis assassin attaches bogdan brainwashed britain bunty camp canadian cia civil codes collecting communism deciphering defectors diplomatic double double-cross elizabeth embassies espionage executed failures fascist fuchs gee georgi gordon grim harry hayhanennd homosexuals houghton idealism incident individual intelligence intern joyce kgb khokhlov killing korea lee lonsdale maclean markov martin mission mistaken nature nazi officers official organisations payne penkovs penkovsky philby political pontecorvo portland present propagandists psychology rings roles russia russian secrets security service shrouded sigismund social sorge spies spy spymaster spy-ring stashinsky studies successful tale tate thorpe tokyo traitors twentieth usa vassall venlo wulf
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Tall, Balding, Thirty-Five by Anthony Firth (£9.50)Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a touch yellowed. Boards and spine slightly sunned. Leans a little. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Tony Williams. Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 220 pages. Tags: tony williams first editions firsts printings 1st bavaria baroque castles king ludwig international intrigue espionage agencies usa russia france spy story psychological disturbance
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The Bone-Pedlar by Sylvian Hamilton (£9.50)Publisher: St. Helens: Ted Smart — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752832603]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned at the margins. Description: From the cover: “Sir Richard Straccan, ex-crusader, makes his living dealing in these divine body-parts. Being a bone-pedlar, he leads a dangerous but profitable life retrieving stolen relics, negotiating deals and locating new artefacts. But when he is asked by the Prioress of Holystone to help solve a mystery, he takes on a job more dangerous than ever before. A dying man has been brought to the Priory carrying with him a rare and precious icon but nobody knows what it is or where the man was taking it.

Straccan soon becomes embroiled in a web of treason, espionage and evil. His young daughter is kidnapped and following her takes him and his company down a path beset with danger and risk. On their journey they meet monks, lunatics, pilgrims, whores, saints and thieves but it is when they come up against Rainard, Lord Soulis, on the eve of the Summer Solstice, that Straccan must face his biggest challenge yet.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 264 pages. Tags: relics england fiction crypt medieval quest castles journeys treason espionage kidnapping knights and knighthood social conditions abbey church monks violent killings ~0752832603~
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The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins; Dominique Lapierrre; (£9.50)Publisher: Granada — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0246110732]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper, panels tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned with spotting to start and finish.Description: From the cover: “Sunday 13 December: a letter delivered to the White House starts the most breathtaking blackmail of all time. If President Carter does not submit, the price he must pay is nothing less than New York City. The next thirty-six hours are unforgettable. They carry the reader from the Situation Room of the White House to the Nuclear Laboratories of Los Alamos; from the residence of Israel’s Prime Minister to a seaside villa from which a global network of terrorists is commanded. The action moves from the slums, the glittering discos, the glass and steel sheaths of New York into the secret citadels of the CIA, France’s SDECE, Israel’s Mossad; from the regal salons of Paris’s Elysee Palace to the spartan solitudes of the African desert. This extraordinary novel offers a startling insight into a world in crisis, of real men and women reacting, as they and the nations they govern would react, to the deadly menace of the Fifth Horseman.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 403 pages. Tags: treble-crossing investigation assassination double-cross surveillance intelligence terrorists scientists disloyalty undercover east-west deception duplicity shadowing espionage treachery detective intrigue betrayal stakeout thriller informer shooting pentagon brezhnev homicide vintage qadhafi tailing killing deceive secrets treason israeli service secret person double murder pigeon carter inside atomic spying stool begin bases death grass plant agent back work mole dupe sell stab cold out con war the spy air
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The Final Run by Tommy Steele (£9.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002227096]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted.Description: From the cover: “Marcus Ronay, ex-British agent, prematurely retired after a professional miscalculation during the Spanish Civil War, is a man without an occupation, without a future. Until, that is, the cataclysmic events which shake Europe in the early summer of 1940. As the great German military machine thrusts inexorably through Belgium, compelling the Expeditionary Force to retreat towards the Dunkirk beaches, it is Ronay who conceives a plan to buy precious time for the British.

What if the Germans were made to think that Britain was ready to make peace? What if the Fuhrer were offered a tempting deal which would give him the supremacy he sought in Europe and allow the Third Reich to rival America and Russia in might ? And what if Churchill himself appeared to be making-die deal ?

It is Ronay’s task to put on the daring charade, to find the puppets and to pull the strings: he must set the scene in Spain where he has the beautiful Donna Maria and faithful Gomez to help him. His mission is unlike any other carried out by an undercover agent; it is reckless, eccentric, a desperate gamble — and the lives of three hundred thousand men depend on its success. The code name of the operation is ‘The Final Run’.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: treble-crossing investigation assassination double-cross surveillance intelligence disloyalty undercover detective espionage shadowing east-west duplicity treachery deception shooting informer thriller intrigue stakeout homicide betrayal tailing killing deceive british treason service vintage inside person spying double secret murder pigeon plant grass stool death agent stab sell dupe back mole cold work out con war the spy
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The Flight of Manfred: A Humorous Spy Adventure Novel by Thomas Baines (£9.50)Publisher: Doig — 2000Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 095353281X]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". 332 pages. Tags: britain espionage fiction great secret service soviet spies
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The Second World War by John Keegan (£9.50)Publisher: Pimlico — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0712673482]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the reverse of the upper wrap. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: "In this comprehensive history, John Keegan explores both the technical and the human impact of the greatest war of all time. He focuses on five crucial battles and offers new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In knowledgeable, perceptive analysis of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole."Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 514 pages. Tags: 9780712673488 churchill’s roosevelt’s resistance barbarossa amphibious production stalingrad recapture espionage strategic campaigns 1939-1945 ardennes european overlord atlantic military stalin’s hitler’s britain dilemma carrier crimean balkans general okinawa history japan’s covered vistula battles western bombing airbome falaise supply second battle 940.54 europe defeat russia winter danube berlin harbor legacy tojo’s summer midway south world rhine pearl dates italy crete siege kursk tank air the war and
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