Kai Bird is back. In The Good Spy (Crown, $26) Bird, co-author of the definitive Oppenheimer biography, American Prometheus, tells another riveting, true story filled with enough thrilling intrigue to deserve a blockbuster film. Robert Ames was an American agent in the Middle East. In 1983, his life and good work were cut short in the attack on the American Embassy in Beirut. His legacy is one of the most highly regarded in U.S. covert action; Ames worked to gain information through trust and relationship-building rather than coercion. Bird tells Ames’s story with fastidious attention to detail and the intimate kindness of an admirer.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780307889751
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - May 20th, 2014

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307889768
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Published: Crown - May 26th, 2015

A Spy Among Friends (Random House, $27) is the year’s best thriller—and it’s all true. Why Kim Philby willfully gave away secrets-and spies-to the Soviets is the only secret this page-turner doesn’t divulge. Was it ego? Was it that oddly English desire to be an exclusive member of both Cold War camps? Or was it really, as Philby said, a matter of ideology?  How his best friend and fellow "old boy" Nicholas Eliot remained oblivious to Philby's deception is something much more understanding and tragic. Author Ben Macintyre (Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat) packs his tight, suspenseful narrative with plenty of spying and skullduggery, enough booze to float a batleship, and a coterie of colorful characters from a bygone-era.

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By Ben Macintyre, John le Carre (Afterword by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780804136631
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - July 29th, 2014

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By Ben Macintyre, John le Carré (Afterword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804136655
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Published: Crown - May 12th, 2015