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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 722 series covering 5207 books!

What's New
The last ten major changes to the site.
  • 3/17/2014 - Over the years I have had quite a few very unique series to enjoy and write about. Today I bring to you one that is very much a unique experience, one that I truly enjoyed immensely. Nathaniel Cade is an agent for the President, sworn to protect this nation until his final day, which may be a while since he is a vampire. Written by Christopher Farnsworth, this three-book (so far) series had me totally hooked from the first page and never let go. I really enjoyed it a lot. It is a great vampire series which is also a pretty awesome spy series as well. I truly recommend it as a change of pace and a source of good entertainment.

  • 3/1/2014 - After a couple weeks catching up on new books in much loved series (like Steve Carver and Jonathan Quinn), I pulled another series from the to-be-read shelf and present to you the three books about investigator/international negotiator David Martini. Written in the mid-to-late 60s by Colin Forbes under a penname (okay, even Forbes is a penname), they are entertaining books by a man on his way to becoming a master.

  • 2/19/2014 - The northernmost North American country provides the latest entry into this compendium. Justin Hall is a member of the Canadian Intelligence Service, an agent who specializes in the heat of North Africa though the first novel takes place in his own country's frigid upper region.

  • 2/14/2014 - Happy Valentine's Day. The newest entry in this compendium is someone you would never associate with hearts and flowers as his life as an agent for the Russian military and as a criminal with the Russian mob is not a very romantic one. Please welcome the incredibly addictive Volk.

  • 2/12/2014 - Last month I added the highly enjoyable series about Jack Noble. One of its supporting cast members has her own book now and, combined with the large roles she plays in his series, I decided to invite her to join us. Please welcome, but do not antagonize, Clarissa Abbot.

  • 1/23/2014 - Have I got a series for you! At least I enjoyed the heck out of it and I think you may as well. It is about a government assassin named John Milton who says so long to the Service despite being told no one leaves. It is about his life on the lam and it is a terrific read that kept my attention through three books without any lull. Please welcome this former agent to the group.

  • 1/22/2014 - Darren wrote to me and pointed out that I had not told anyone about Ostara Publishing's re-release of the first two books in the David Callan series. This is part of their Top Notch Thrillers imprint and its editor, Mike Ripley, had told me about it some time ago and I posted reviews about them on Amazon. But I did not mention in these pages. What a doofus! If you have not read the Callan series, you owe it to yourself. Darn fine writing.

  • 1/5/2014 - A belated Happy New Year to everyone reading this. I was going to bring this new member into the fold a few days ago after I read the first couple of books but I am now almost finished with the sixth book and I am forcing myself to stop reading long enough to ask you to welcome freelance operative Jack Noble.

  • 12/31/2013 - As the year ends, a two-book series about a vending machine driver turned geopolitical analyst joins the group. Please welcome Casey Shenk to the compendium.

  • 12/30/2013 - Please welcome the beautiful and highly resourceful CIA agent and full-time super-model Jaclyn Johnson, available in e-book format. She comes to this collection with four novels and a novella to entertain us.

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 limited the collection to those series who have operated at least some since the end of the Second World War, known in my own head as the "Bond-period". I know there are many good series that went on before but so far I have only collected the post-WWII series. Also, I have kept the series confined 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!!

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