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Agents of Treachery

Breathtaking, Never Before Published Spy Fiction from Today’s Most Exciting Writers

by Otto Penzler (editor)

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  • Published in USA  Jun 2010
    448 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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Paperback Original. 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. From first to last, this stellar collection signals mission accomplished.

Including:

  • Lee Child with an incredible look at the formation of a special ops cell.
  • James Grady writing about an Arab undercover FBI agent with an active cell.
  • 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.
  • Stephen Hunter thrilling us with a tale about a WWII brigade.

Full list of Contributors: James Grady, Charles McCarry, Lee Child, Joseph Finder, John Lawton, John Weisman, Stephen Hunter, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, Andrew Klavan, Robert Wilson, Dan Fesperman, Stella Rimington, Olen Steinhauer

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"Starred Review. The superlative writing is matched by the variety, which ranges from tales with clever twists to straightforward ones, some contemporary, others with historical settings." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Those spy fans who enjoy the excellent writing in the celebrated novels of these contributors will discover no loss of tension or excitement here and are likely to acquire new appreciation for the skill with which the authors deliver their tales." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. Espionage fans will absolutely love this collection of uniformly fine stories..." - Booklist

"The sheer variety of distinctive voices here gives us espionage fiction at its most pleasurable - impossible to read just one." - Joseph Kanon

"In Agents of Treachery, Otto Penzler doesn't just get A-plus talent--he does the real magic trick--he gets A-plus stories out of them. Embrace your inner spy and join the secret club." - Brad Meltzer

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