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By Otto Penzler

ISBN-10: 0307477517

ISBN-13: 9780307477514

For the 1st time ever, mythical editor Otto Penzler has handpicked one of the most revered and bestselling mystery writers operating at the present time for a riveting choice of undercover agent fiction. From first to final, this stellar assortment indications undertaking accomplished.


* Lee baby with an enormous examine the formation of a different ops mobile.
* James Grady writing approximately an Arab undercover FBI agent with an lively cell.
* Joseph Finder riffing on a Boston architect who's confident his Persian associates are as much as no good.
* John Lawton concocting a Len Deighton-esque tale approximately British intelligence.
* Stephen Hunter exciting us with a story a few WWII brigade.

Full checklist of Contributors:

James Grady, Charles McCarry, Lee baby, 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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When the publisher refused, he considered buying up the full first printing. In the end, he evidently tried to arrange for some bad reviews instead. Time Machines and Shadow Worlds By 1964, the US Intelligence Community, or IC, had nine members, including the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the National Security Agency (NSA). As Wise and Ross portrayed it, the IC was already a labyrinthine set of secret outfits with growing power. It was capable of launching covert actions worldwide, with a “broad spectrum of domestic operations,” the ability to overthrow foreign governments, some involve- Shadow government text pages 6_Layout 1 8/5/14 3:38 PM Page 19 HOW THE US INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY CAME OUT OF THE SHADOWS 19 ment in shaping presidential campaigns, and the capacity to plan operations without the knowledge of Congress or full presidential control.

Shadow government text pages 6_Layout 1 8/5/14 3:38 PM Page 31 HOW TO BE A ROGUE SUPERPOWER 31 Today, if you are a twenty-first-century “dissident” and need asylum or protection from the only superpower left, there is essentially none to be had. The greatest power on the planet has, since 9/11, shown itself perfectly willing to do almost anything in pursuit of its definition of “security” or the security of its security system. Torture, abuse, the setting up of secret prisons or “black sites,” the kidnapping of terrorist suspects (including perfectly innocent people) off the streets of global cities as well as in the backlands of the planet, their “rendition” to the torture chambers of complicit allied regimes, and the secret surveillance of anyone anywhere would only be the start of a far longer list.

In various ways, legal and otherwise, its operatives long ago slipped through the conveniently ajar back doors of media giants like Yahoo, Verizon, and Google—and also in conjunction with British intelligence they have been secretly collecting records from the private networks of Yahoo and Google to the tune of 181 million communications in a single month, or more than two billion a year. Meanwhile, their privately hired corporate hackers have systems that, among other things, can slip inside your computer to count and view every keystroke you make.

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