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Picking up one of these well written pieces would be a bargain for any fan of this group of authors. I had a difficult time trying to figure out where to start with it. It added to the fun and the excitement of the novel. Having choices is fun and this type of format gives the reader that and so much more. Digital shorts, short stories, they are a wave that is beginning to cause a current and an undertow that I think is exciting.

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Hablando del espacio debo decir que los autores no han reducido el cuadrante de trabajo, ya que damos vueltas por el mundo: Jan 09, Gary rated it it was ok. What a disappointment this book was! I've enjoyed the novels of several of the authors whose short stories are contained in this anthology, and was looking forward to taking pleasure in the stories of those whom I had not yet read. But mediocrity infused this collection through-and-through. It took me forever to finish the book, since none of the stories stoked my enthusiasm to go on to the next one.

If there's one reason I'm glad I hung on, however, it's that Olen Steinhauer's contribution--the What a disappointment this book was! If there's one reason I'm glad I hung on, however, it's that Olen Steinhauer's contribution--the last in the book--managed to hit his usual high standard. I picked this book up in the Kindle sale, and I think I'm glad I didn't pay full price. There were a couple of really good stories, and the collection as a whole was mildly diverting, but it was a real mix of quality and I was disappointed too many times.

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However it was an interesting taster of a genre I don't really read, and I may look for longer works by the writers of my favourite pieces. Oct 16, Tom rated it it was amazing. This is great fun. Short stories about spies. I've found them all very interesting in their way; only have a few left. This is a collection of fourteen original short stories written by some of the best thriller writers in the business, including Lee Child, Joseph Finder, Charles McCarry, Olen Steinhauer and Stella Rimington. They span a range of timeframes and countries, from s Switzerland to the current war in Iraq.

The standard is somewhat uneven. I thought a few of the stories were outstanding, some were just good and a few left me cold. I enjoyed the way that each one reflected the author's writing style This is a collection of fourteen original short stories written by some of the best thriller writers in the business, including Lee Child, Joseph Finder, Charles McCarry, Olen Steinhauer and Stella Rimington.

I enjoyed the way that each one reflected the author's writing style and I look forward to exploring some of the authors whose work was previously unknown to me.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Agents of Treachery'

The characters are so well developed that they really come alive. Joseph Finder writes a very accessible and clever story about a man who harbours suspicions about his next door neighbours. John Weisman writes about a CIA agent on the frontline in Iraq, working for a boss who values climbing the ladder ahead of retrieving hostages. Lee Child's story was probably the biggest disappointment and I wondered if it was included for the value that his name adds to the collection rather than on its own merits. Overall a mixed bag, but with some stand-outs that made it well worthwhile.

Aug 12, Tuxlie added it Shelves: Lee Child with an incredible look at the formation of a special ops cell.

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Joseph Finder riffing on a Boston architect who's convinced his Persian neighb For the first time ever, legendary editor Otto Penzler has handpicked some of the most respected and bestselling thriller writers working today for a riveting collection of spy fiction. Joseph Finder riffing on a Boston architect who's convinced his Persian neighbors are up to no good. John Lawton concocting a Len Deighton -esque story about British intelligence. The volume I read has many things to recommend it beyond the stories: The paper is heavy; in lieu of a dust jacket is a heavy clear plastic protector.

This came about because Otto Penzler likes to edit unusual books. The seemingly simple The volume I read has many things to recommend it beyond the stories: The seemingly simple task becomes more difficult once one realizes the difficulty of presenting complicated, layered stories in a short form. The challenge has been met wonderfully well. The fourteen tales all are top flight, albeit different from each other; there are no guarantees that the 'good guys' will win, no singular theme geography or time period. Altogether a highly satisfying and rewarding reading experience, even without the beauty of my particular copy.

Really enjoyed this book! The editor, Otto Penzler, offered a first rate sampling of chosen authors' short stories as well as a brief history of writings, related careers and such meaningful data to persons interested in espionage themes. And he used quite a number of situations where espionage can be a part For instance, I never knew that Joseph Finder's first choice would have been as a spy Really enjoyed this book!

For instance, I never knew that Joseph Finder's first choice would have been as a spy to which he started, but found the bureaucratic setting not to his liking. At times I do like short story collections, and I think this is one of the best and most organized for the reader's benefit that I've read. Please enter the message.

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Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Fiction, Internet resource Document Type: Otto Penzler Find more information about: Brand-new spy stories from world-class writers, including an unpublished story from Lee Child. An instant classic for thrill addicts everywhere. User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. To the extent that one can sum up 14 stories from authors possessed of unique skill and vision it would be this. Life is rarely what it seems. Or, one might simply return to the witty and sure-footed introduction offered by Otto Penzler, the editor of this collection, who among other things is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City.

Anticipating the exceptions that prove the rule, he avers that yes, Graham Greene, Eric Ambler and John Buchan wrote stories that were included in collections, but these collections were not strictly speaking adventure and espionage collections.


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Griffin, Thomas Griffin or Trevanian. Write an international espionage or thriller story and set it anyplace in the world you like, in any era. No subject was forbidden, no word length specified, no political position denied, no philosophy advanced or hindered. Here in these stories, learn how a range of protagonists come to know the difference. These are raucous adventures for our time with lessons for all. Click here for reprint permission.

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