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Ben Hope Books In Order: How to read Scott Mariani series?

Ben Hope has been described as “James Bond meets Jason Bourne, with a historical twist,” which is an explosive combination.

Who is Ben Hope?

Written by British author Scott Mariani, this series of thrillers is about Ben Hope, an ex-SAS Major and former theology student.

Ben Hope is tortured by a tragedy from his past. After years with the SAS, he walked away from the army to pursue a new career. Now, he is using his expertise as a hostage rescue operative to find and bring home kidnapped children, as well as other innocent victims of the evil kidnap and ransom industry.

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Nick Stone Books in Order: How to read Andy McNab series?

Andy McNab is a former SAS operator and you write what you know…

Who is Nick Stone?

Main protagonist in the Andy McNab written series, Nick Stone is an ex-member of British Army regiment the SAS.

After a difficult youth, Nick Stone signed up to the Army, and was eventually being recruited into the SAS. Troubling events and violent public deaths pushed him out of the British Army, but not out of the spy life. Now, he keeps on going, working as a kind of mercenary.

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The NUMA Files Books in Order: How to read Clive Cussler series?

After the Dirk Pitt series and The Oregon Files, it’s time for another Clive Cussler series, The NUMA Files.

What are the NUMA Files?

Written by american author Clive Cussler, The NUMA Files is a spin-off of the the Dirk Pitt series.

The story centers around Kurt Austin, Team Leader of National Underwater & Marine Agency’s Special Assignments division. It’s basically an underwater exploration series.

Dirk Pitt makes brief appearances in the books Serpent, White Death, Polar Shift, Devil’s Gate, The Storm, Zero Hour, and Ghost Ship and is mentioned in Lost City. Also, Some characters from the Pitt novels appear such as Sandecker, Al Giordino, Rudi Gunn, Hiram Yaeger and St. Julien Perlmutter.

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Kirk McGarvey Books in Order: How to read David Hagberg series?

David Hagberg’s style has been described as a cross between Tom Clancy and Ian Fleming, so you know who’s gonna save us from the Russians!

Who is Kirk McGarvey?

Super-spy Kirk McGarvey is the main protagonist in the techno-thrillers written by the American novelist—and ex-cryptographer for U.S. Air Force Intelligence—David Hagberg since 1989.

When the series began, Kirk McGarvey was a retired CIA assassin, but he couldn’t escape his life in the world of spies and killers. He still is one the best and when the world needs saving—mostly the USA—he is the first to spring into action.

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Dewey Andreas Books in Order: How to read Ben Coes series?

If you are into Mitch Rapp and Scot Harvath, the Dewey Andreas series might be for you.

Who is Dewey Andreas?

Star of the international political thriller and espionage novels written by Ben Coes, Dewey Andreas is a former U.S. Special Forces soldier who was kicked out of the military after being falsely accused of crimes he did not commit.

After surviving a terrorist attack Dewey Andreas and stopping the men responsible, he starts working for the CIA. Now, Dewey is sent on a mission to help protect his country.

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Her Royal Spyness Books in Order: How to read Rhys Bowen series?

If you like a bit of historical comedy with some British royalty, Her Royal Spyness is for you.

What is Her Royal Spyness?

Written by British author Rhys Bowen, Her Royal Spyness is a humorous historical series about the penniless cousin of King George V of England in 1932 who is acting as a spy for the queen.

Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch, is flat broke. And when her brother cuts off her allowance, she leaves Scotland for London where she has been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son. Soon, this amateur sleuth starts to solve crimes.

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Alex Hawke Books in Order: How to read Ted Bell series?

I always find it quite funny that American author wrote about British characters, like Alex Hawke. But it works.

Who is Alex Hawke?

Lord Alexander Hawke is a British secret agent created by American author Ted Bell.

While sailing in the Caribbean, young Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror as modern-day pirates brutally murder his parents. It is a tragedy that will haunt him forever, and shape his destiny.

Now adult, Alex Hawke works as a skilled spy for the British government and stop international crisis on a regular basis.

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John Milton Books in Order: How to read Mark Dawson Series?

It’s not easy to make amends when you were a killer, ask John Milton!

Who is John Milton?

Former British Secret Service agent John Milton considered himself an artisan and his trade was murder. Milton was the man the government sent when everything else has failed. He was ruthless, brilliant, anonymous and, of course, Lethal. But after ten years, he had enough.

Now, John Milton is trying to make amends. He is on the road and troubles find him easily. No surprise some reviewers are describing as “the English Jack Reacher.”

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Ryan Kealey Books in Order: How to read Andrew Britton series?

Even young British-born novelist can write about a CIA spy. Sadly, there’s a tragic story attached to the Ryan Kealey series.

Who is Ryan Kealey?

At 33 years of age, Ryan Kealey is a man who has seen the worst life has to offer in his past roles with the Army Special Forces and the CIA. But this is just the beginning as he goes back into action, fighting terrorists and saving the day.

Written by British author Andrew Britton, the Ryan Kealey series should have lasted longer, but the death of the young writer, only 27, put a premature end to a promising career.

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Cotton Malone Books in Order: How to read Steve Berry series?

Books and spies, books about spies… Cotton Malone loves books and spying!

Who is Cotton Malone?

Written by the American author and former attorney Steve Berry, the Cotton Malone series is about Cotton Malone (of course), one-time top operative with the Magellan Billet, a division inside thethe U.S. Justice Department.

After leaving the Billet, Cotton Malone moved to Amsterdam and purchased a old and rare bookstore. From time to time, he will be called back by his old boss at the Billet to assist in various investigations.

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