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Goldfinger

Author: Ian Fleming

Part of a series: James Bond

Publisher: Jonathan Cape (1959)

Auric Goldfinger, the most phenomenal criminal Bond has ever faced, is an evil genius who likes his cash in gold bars and his women dressed only in gold paint. After smuggling tons of gold out of Britain into secret vaults in Switzerland, this powerful villain is planning the biggest and most daring heist in history—robbing all the gold in Fort Knox. That is, unless Secret Agent 007 can foil his plan. In one of Ian Fleming's most popular adventures, James Bond tracks this most dangerous foe across two continents and takes on two of the most memorable villains ever created—a human weapon named Oddjob and a luscious female crime boss named Pussy Galore.

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I Can't Begin To Tell You

Author: Elizabeth Buchan

Part of a series: A World Book Night Book 2016

Publisher: Michael Joseph (2015)

When the Nazis invade Denmark, British-born Kay Eberstern is sickened when Bror - her husband of twenty-five years - collaborates with the enemy to save his family home.Lured by British Intelligence into a covert world of resistance, her life in the hands of London's code breakers, Kay's betrayal of her husband is complete as she risks her home and children to protect an SOE agent who won't even tell her his name.As her family - especially her headstrong daughter - is drawn further into danger, Kay is faced with a wrenching moral dilemma. Who will be sacrificed next for the cause? Can she and Bror ever find their way back to one another?

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Moonraker

Author: Ian Fleming

Part of a series: James Bond

Publisher: Pan Books (1976)

‘For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth’ He’s a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press. So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards? Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero, in Ian Fleming’s third 007 adventure.

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Nightwing

Author: Martin Cruz Smith

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (2013)

When an unhappy, aging shaman invokes the Hopi god of death in an effort to bring the world to an end, those around him are sceptical. Then they discover his body, mutilated and bloody, and other similarly disfigured bodies begin to appear. Horses, sheep, cattle - no living thing is safe. But the cause of these horrifying deaths remains unclear… Enter a young Duran, called back to the reservation to investigate. Duran immediately recognises the significance of the shaman's spell, and with the help of two scientists, he works to combat the supernatural scourge - before there's nothing left to save.

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Octopussy

Author: Ian Fleming

Publisher: Pan Books (1976)

Three short stories. In “Octopussy,” a former operative in the Second World War must face the consequences of past sins when James Bond knocks on the door of his Caribbean fortress. The title was used for the film, but not the plot. "The Living Daylights" is about Bond on sniper duty on the East-West Berlin border. In “The Property of a Lady” Bond deciphers the elaborate codes of a Sotheby’s bidding war in order to catch a KGB agent.

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Okewood Of The Secret Service

Author: Valentine Williams

Publisher: (1918)

George Valentine Williams (1883-1946) was an English journalist, actor, lecturer and screenwriter. His "Okewood of the Secret Service" is a classic First World War spy thriller.

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Orphan X

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Part of a series: Orphan X

Publisher: Penguin (2016)

'Do you need my help?' It was the first question he asked. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn. As a boy Evan Smoak was taken from an orphanage. Raised and trained in a top secret programme, he was sent to bad places to do things the government denied ever happened. Then he broke with the programme, using what he'd learned to vanish. Now he helps the desperate and deserving. But someone's on his trail. Someone who knows his past and believes that the boy once known as Orphan X must die . . .

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Ride A Pale Horse

Author: Helen MacInnes

Publisher: Fontana Press (1986)

Journalist Karen Cornell is chosen to carry potentially lethal documents from a high-level Czech bureaucrat to the CIA. On handing over the documents to the only CIA man she trusts, she believes that the danger is over, but soon discovers that it has only just begun.

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Second Skin

Author: Eric Lustbader

Part of a series: Nicholas Linnear

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (1996)

The final part in the latest trilogy of novels in which Nicholas Linnear faces the Sicilian-American Mafia and the Japanese Yakuza in a fight to the death. Computers, sex, business, mysticism, martial arts, and explosive action scenes are all portrayed here.

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Single and Single

Author: John le Carre

Publisher: Scribner (1999)

In this spy story by John le Carré, a lawyer from the London finance house of Single & Single is shot dead on a Turkish hillside by people with whom he thought he was in business. A children's magician in the English countryside is asked by his bank to explain the unsolicited arrival of more than five million pounds sterling in his young daughter's modest trust. A freighter bound for Liverpool is boarded by Russian coast guards in the Black Sea. The celebrated London merchant venturer "Tiger" Single disappears into thin air.

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