Thursday, November 10, 2016

Reading Ahead: December 2016, part 3

Winter is coming. Is your reading list prepared?

Curtain of Death, by W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV. New in this father-son team's Clandestine Operations series, Curtain of Death delves deeper into the espionage of the Cold War and the infancy of the CIA. January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers’ club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents’ first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded.
The “incident,” however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise.

Tom Clancy True Force and Allegiance, by Mark Greaney. A flurry of deadly events involving American military and intelligence personnel erupts around the globe, and it gradually becomes clear that there has been some kind of massive information breach and that a wide array of America’s most dangerous enemies have made a weapon of the stolen data. With U.S. intelligence agencies potentially compromised, it’s up to John Clark and the rest of The Campus to track the leak to its source. Their investigation uncovers an unholy threat that has wormed its way into the heart of our nation. A danger that has set a clock ticking and can be stopped by only one man...President Jack Ryan.

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