The last ten major changes to the site.
- 03/30/2020 - Again a Second Look, this time at a terrific three-book series that takes us back to pre-WWII Europe and the actions of soldier-of-fortune on behalf of the British government and more specifically, British Intelligence. These are excellently crafted tales worth every minute spent reading them.
- 03/30/2020 - A Second Look at , a college professor and lecturer in the field of finance who asks too many questions about her husband's mysterious death and ends up with agents from several countries now interested in her. Good series. Well written.
- 03/29/2020 - Second Look at a previous Coming Soon that deals with a trained CIA linguist and agent who operates out of the unlikely locale of Ottawa, Canada. I would not have thought much spying went on there but boy does keep busy.
- 03/29/2020 - Second Look at a sci-fi/spy-fi series about a genetically enhanced young man who is being sought by a very, very nasty international organization. is the objective for the bad guys but unfortunately for them, he is by no means an easy target.
- 03/29/2020 - Added to these series: , , , , , and .
- 03/28/2020 - A Second Look at a really fun series that had just two books when I initially entered it into the compendium and now has three and hopefully more in the future. lives a life experience similar to the Condor in James Grady's awesome novel. She is a data analyst whose place of business is destroyed by assassins and she has to go on the run. After that her life is quite a bit different and a whole lot of enjoyable reading comes with it.
- 03/27/2020 - A revisit to a Coming Soon entry from a while back gives up a longer look at , a divorced 25-year-old woman who has gone back to college part-time and who gets pressured into helping the CIA. I liked her. I didn't like most of those around her, whether good guys or bad guys.
- 03/27/2020 - I take a Second Look at today. I did not rate the series very high because of some factors I mention in the write-up but I nevertheless read all three books in the series and enjoyed my time with her, aka The Griffin.
- 03/26/2020 - Second Look at , a CIA agent with a sardonic wit and years and years of experience with the Agency. I really liked the writing style of the author and am sorry there were only two books about this character.
- 03/25/2020 - I was not impressed by nor happy with today's entry into the compendium but since it is a translation, by the original author. from Greek, I should probably cut it some slack. is the name of this American agent for a super secret government agency.
More What's New!
Say the word SPY to most people and they will respond with James Bond,
with good reason as he is the best known of all fictional spies. With 20+ blockbuster movies over the last 40+ years,
along with the standard movie hype, virtually the entire world knows about 007 and his License To Kill.
Of course, James Bond is by no means the only spy in the world of fiction, just the best known. Who are the rest?
Who has his or her own license to kill, thrill, or chill. How do these agents stack up against each other? Who would
you want beside you in a car chase, in a knife fight, in a dark alley, or beneath the covers?
This site is dedicated to the many, many men and women who, at least in fiction, have defended our freedoms against all forms of enemies, foreign and domestic. Well, granted a few of them were just in it for the money and many were only after the excitement, and sex played a huge role in the motivation of more than a few. But still, their actions helped not only preserve our way of life (on paper) but also brought us, the readers, many hours of escapism and vicarious pleasure.
So, who are these people that I have slaved so diligently to present to you? They are the men and women of spy-fi about whom there is a series. Single-book characters need not apply. There has to be at least two books. Two's the minimum but the more the merrier.
Moreover, I have confined membership to the English language. If it wasn't put into English so I can read it, I haven't worried about it.
Each spy has his or her own page. Click on the "Characters" button to go to a listing page. Click on the letter the
character's last name starts with (or a more common moniker like "Death Merchant" if appropriate). That will take one
step further into the labrynth. Finally, select the character's name from the list and, voila!