Post-Cold War spy novels?
December 22, 2011 8:51 AM Subscribe
Have any recommendations for post
-Cold War spy/espionage novels?
posted by xyzzy to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
In my youth I absolutely loved The Charm School (Nelson DeMille) and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (John le Carré). More recently I've enjoyed Child 44 (Tom Rob Smith.) I'd really like to read some post-Cold War/post-9/11 spy novels along the lines of Homeland, Covert Affairs, or Spooks/M1-6, but my favorite places to find recs seem to heavily favor novels of the Cold War era. I'm primarily interested in novels that feature modern tradecraft and global politics, preferably with a more literary style.
I don't have a particular preference for the Company over, say, MI-6 or the Mossad.
Caveat: I don't care for Jason Bourne (Ludlum) or the Ryans (Clancy).
Do such books exist?