A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1363 series covering 8397 books!

As well as 320 movies, 3095 television episodes, and 4172 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 11/18/2019 - This morning we add another fellow who had a mission of vengeance to accomplish, to find and eliminate the assassin who killed his wife. With that accomplished, he is out of the CIA and at loose ends and is offered the job of being the lone agent for a government fixer named Mr. Nine. Please welcome Richard Monroe to the group. Good series so far!

  • 11/17/2019 - Tonight's entrant into the compendium is by the terrific action adventure writer Stephen Mertz. At first I thought these were a continuation of an older series but this a new guy with his own interesting backstory and lots of unique approaches to completing a mission. Jack Cody, aka Cody's War is another winner.

  • 11/17/2019 - How about a nice two-book series that is a combination of spy-fi, sci-fi, paranormal, and who knows what else? Sound interesting? Sound more than a little strange? Yep to all of them but see for yourself with Sterling Striffe.

  • 11/16/2019 - A companion series to the one offered this morning, J.T. Ryan, comes in the form of Rachel West, a CIA officer who had her first adventure before Ryan's first and then she went quiet for a bit before showing up as a co-star, albeit a very important one, in his missions.

  • 11/16/2019 - A private investigator who works on a contract basis with the FBI fighting terrorists and who also gets mixed up in cases with a CIA agent, J.T. Ryan, joins the compendium today. He is useful to both departments because he can work in-country unlike the Agency and can do not-so-legal things that the Bureau cannot.

  • 11/15/2019 - First Look: Tonight I present from 2013 a two-book series about a CIA agent, Tim Hall, who has to work with a female FBI agent. An interesting pair to follow.

  • 11/15/2019 - A terrific soldier-turned-operative series joins the compendium today. Written by General A. J. Tata, this series is even better than his first one and I loved those books. I am having a blast reading this new one about Jake Mahegan and there are six so far so there is lots for you to enjoy as well.

  • 11/14/2019 - Today's entrant into the compendium is a retired FBI agent who is asked to help out on a mission to Europe, asked by the CIA. This does NOT please the woman who would have to be his handler as he was not one of her team players. What I've read so far is darn good. Please welcome Hayden Stone.

  • 11/14/2019 - First Look: An interesting concept for this entry into the compendium. Andrew Pitman is a CIA agent who is nearing the age of retirement and looking forward to it. So is his wife, Alexis, except she works for Russian Intelligence. Nice!

  • 11/13/2019 - First Look: An F-16 pilot who gets grounded and has to look elsewhere for a living finds it, not necessarily willingly, in the cloak and dagger world in the Cal Martin series of 8 adventures.

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!

Have fun!!