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Review: A Spy Among Friends

A Spy Among Friends:  Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben MacIntyre U.S. Edition:  Crown, 2014.  Hardcover, 384 pages.  Includes afterwards written by John Le Carré. U.K. Edition: Bloomsbury, 2014. Hardcover 368 pages. I first read about Kim Philby briefly in MacIntyre’s Double Cross, his book on the Double Cross operation in World War…

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Review: A Life Apart

A Life Apart by L.Y. Marlow Broadway Books, 2014.  Trade paperback, 443 pages. Morris Sullivan is a white native Bostonian who joined the U.S. Navy in 1940.  Injured during the attack on Pearl Harbor, he is saved by Robert Dobbins, an African-American seaman.  After recuperating from his injuries, Morris attempts to track Robert down to…

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Review: The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent

As promised yesterday, my review of the next Maggie Hope Mystery debuts today, the day it will also be available in stores and online.  To recap the first three books, be sure to check out yesterday’s post with those reviews.  Without further ado… The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal Bantam, 2014.  Trade…

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The Thrill of the Hunt

Click, click, click. Into the computer I type, Topical search terms predetermined. Database or world wide web, Information I seek. I will not be deterred, Terms altered to find sources, And multiple places checked. The information may be the end, But the thrill of the hunt is the joy. Flip, flip, flip. Paging through a…