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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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John Rain Books in Order: How to read Barry Eisler series?

Being a killer is not easy, especially if you want to quit, ask John Rain, he tried.

Who is John Rain?

John Rain is a fictional character created by Barry Eisler. Ex-Special Forces and ex-CIA, he is now a freelance assassin for hire who specializes in making his victims appear to have died of natural causes.

Rain is offering his assassination services to any client willing to follow his three rules: 1) No women or children, 2) No secondary team working separately on an assassination Rain is handling, 3) Principal actors only (i.e., no hits on family members, etc., in order to “send a message”).

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Maggie Hope Books in Order: How to read Susan Elia MacNeal series?

This is Maggie Hope, the character, not the author…

Who is Maggie Hope?

Written by American author Susan Elia MacNeal, the Maggie Hope series is about a british spy during World War II.

Maggie Hope graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Spirited, strong-willed, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code-breaking,she eventually become a real spy.

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Gray Man Books in Order: How to read Mark Greaney series?

A movie adaptation of The Gray Man, with Christopher McQuarrie attached to direct, might come woon in a theater near you. But first, the books … as always.

Who’s the Gray Man?

Mark Greaney is a writer mostly know for his work with (and without) Tom Clancy on the Jack Ryan (jr) book series. Of course, he also writes his own book series.

The story focuses on Court Gentry. A few years ago, he was the CIA’s best covert asset. Then, without warning, his masters at the Agency put him at the top of their kill list. Court fled his country and became an enigmatic killer for hire known as the Gray Man.

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Gabriel Allon Books in Order: How to read Daniel Silva Series?

What an ex-Israeli spy does when he retired? He becomes an Italian art restorer!

Who is Gabriel Allon?

Gabriel Allon is the main protagonist in Daniel Silva series. Ex-Israeli intelligence operative, he now lives under the cover of an Italian art restorer, Mario Delvecchio, in Cornwall, while working for a London-based art dealer.

Of course, Gabriel is pulled back in the world of espionage and must stop terrorists when he doesn’t work in the art world.

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Pike Logan Books in Order: How to read Brad Taylor series?

Who named their son Nephilim? The parents of Nephilim ‘Pike’ Logan of course. But…

Who is Pike Logan?

Ex-Delta Force Commander, Brad Taylor is now the writer of the Pike Logan Series. Nephilim ‘Pike’ Logan is an agent and one of the founding fathers of the Task Force, a secret group of elite agents controlled by the National Security Council. After losing his family, Logan was pushed out.

That’s when he met the young Jennifer Cahill. She saved his life, he did the same soon after. They ended up forming a good team, working for their own company and helping the Task Force by taking on complicated mission.

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