Reviews and Blog Posts: Spies

This means war

DPL Rating:
4

If you're looking for a guilty pleasure movie to relax with after a long day, this is it. Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) and Tom Hardy (of Inception) are CIA agent partners and best friends. Separately, they meet and are attracted to the same beautiful girl - Reese Witherspoon. ...

Angelmaker

by Nick Harkaway

DPL Rating:
4

I listened to this one on the recommendation of a colleague, and it was the perfect cure for a gray winter day! Clockwork, rogue scientists, spies, mysterious trains, men who want to be gods and ancient alliances of thieves all come together for a fun mystery/road trip. At times I...

The English girl : a novel

by Daniel Silva

DPL Rating:
2

Typically Silva is a great spy thriller writer with an incredibly competent Israeli hero who also happens to be an expert art restorer. We get pieces of that here, but the plot has holes in it to drive a truck through. None of the suspense happens and this reader saw...

Bomb : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon

by Steve Sheinkin

DPL Rating:
5

One fascinating story after another with great photographs of the people involved in the development of the bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of WWII. Sheinkin is adapt at sharing the telling details that bring the characters to life. Oppenheimer’s dates for example are far...

NERDS : National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

by Michael Buckley

DPL Rating:
4

NERDS is pure fun.  It’s full of spy action mixed with hilarious comedy.

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