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James Bond Spectre

James Bond Spectre

For all James Bond fans: We don’t have to call the next movie James Bond 24 anymore! Announcements were made and the movie will be called Spectre.

 

Plot Summary: A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

 

Check out Bond’s ride in the movie!

 

 

Release Date: November 6, 2015

 

In anticipation for the 24th James Bond movie, Spectre, I have assembled a list of espionage books that will get you in the mood.

 

I’d Tell You I’d Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1) by Ally Carter

 

Cammie Morgan, a.k.a. the Chameleon, goes to a normal all girls’ school, if you consider learning martial arts in P.E., how to break CIA codes in Computer Class, and learning the latest in chemical warfare, normal. The Gallagher Academy is a school for spies. And when Cammie meets an ordinary boy, she doesn’t know what to do.

 

 

Heist Society (Heist Society #1) by Ally Carter

 

Katarina Bishop is best at one thing: Stealing. Grown into the family business, Kat tries to escape the lifestyle. But when doing so, she is brought back into it when her father is on the suspect list for a big art heist. Kat must save her father, and there’s only one way to do it. Steal the paintings back.

 

 

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger

 

When Sophronia is sent to a Finishing School to become lady-like and proper, it isn’t what she expects. . .

 

 

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider #1) by Anthony Horowitz

 

After Alex Rider’s uncle mysteriously dies in a car crash, Alex decides to investigate and ends up in a wild, espionage filled adventure.

 

 

Killer Instinct by S.E. Green

 

Lane has a secret obsession, studying serial killers. Why? Because she might be one herself.

 

 

Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman

 

After being expelled from Boarding School for hacking, yet again, Rebecca Jackson is sent to Rome to become a fashion intern for Parker Phillips, editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine. But when Parker Phillips ends up in a coma through an “accident”, Rebecca investigates.

 

 

The Diamond Smugglers by Ian Fleming

 

During the Cold War, every year, a fortune in diamonds is stolen from Africa then ends up in the hands of Communist countries. Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, investigates in this work of nonfiction.

 

Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an International Elite Sting by John Shiffman

 

Pulitzer Prize winner, John Shiffman, tells the true story of a sting operation launched to stop Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea from stealing U.S. military technology.

 

 

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

 

During WWII, a British Spy plane crashes into Nazi-occupied France. When “Verity” is captured by the Gestapo, they give her a simple option: reveal her mission or face an execution.

 

 

Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn

 

Sixteen year old Violet is excited to go on a trip to Japan, but when a Van Gogh priceless sketch gets stolen, Violet is not as excited.

 

 

Latitude Zero by Diana Renn

 

Tessa’s friend, Juan Carlos, is dead. She was the last person who talked to him. She is also being followed by spies. Tessa must find the murderer of her friend before it is too late.

 

 

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

 

When expatriate American businessman, Leon Bauer, is given one last routine assignment, but the job goes fatally wrong, Leon is plunged into a tangle of intrigue, shifting loyalties, and moral uncertainty.

 

 

I am the Weapon (Boy Nobody #1) by Allen Zadoff

 

Boy Nobody is someone who nobody knows much about. When he is assigned to be a student at a school to get a job done, by the Program, he does what he is told. Usually. This time it is different. He meets a girl and starts to rebel. Will things finally change?

 

 

The Company by Robert Littell

 

Litell tells it like it was: CIA agents fighting violently against their enemies, with the ends justifying such means as assassinations, covert wars, kidnappings, and toppling of legitimate governments. The question that spans the book: Who is the mole?

 

 

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

 

There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away. That’s why they make the perfect assassins.

 

 

Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig

 

When a group of criminals from a prestigious Philadelphia prep school find themselves on a trip to the U.S. Mint, an overlooked security flaw is too tempting to resist.

 

 

 

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