Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Books bought: Icebreaker, Firefox, and Spy Story

I finally found some books worth buying from a local Goodwill; those places aren't the goldmines they used to be.

Icebreaker by John Gardner.

I've been meaning to buy some James Bond novels and while Icebreaker wasn't penned by Ian Fleming, I'm not picky.
007 never thought he'd see the day...
But James Bond is back and working together with the KGB, CIA and MOSSAD against a deadly neo-Nazi force whose awesome power has the world teetering on the brink of destruction.

Cover via Open Library.
Spy Story by Len Deighton.

Spy fiction is also on my buy list, specifically the older stuff from the 60s-80s.
A Russian admiral prefers defection to death . . . a beautiful blonde does custom-tailoring for cadavers ... a London computer center plays at macabre war games . . . a cocky colonel in the American Marines takes over a British intelligence caper ... and an insubordinate English spy is caught in a brutal, devious East-West conspiracy that comes to its chilling climax on the snow-swept Arctic ice.
Cover via Fantastic Fiction.
Firefox by Craig Thomas.

Love the movie, which stars Clint Eastwood as an American pilot and scarred Vietnam vet who is enlisted by American and British intelligence to steal an experimental fighter jet being tested out by the Soviets - the fictitious MiG-31 Firefox. Point of interest, there is an actual MiG-31, the Foxhound, currently in service with the air forces of Russia and Kazakhstan.

Cover via Amazon.

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