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There Are No Spies book. As Devereaux is pursue The plot of There Are No Spies by Bill Granger takes the form of a complex puzzle.

There Are No Spies book. The reader knows that something disconcerting is happening. But the who, what, why and how of it remain a complete mystery to the reader until the very end.

There Are No Spies" is a very well-written read. One structurally resembling a John Le Carre spy story (with plot twists and great attention to the often dour side of spycraft). All in all, author Bill Granger succeeds at keeping 80's espionage-often remembered as thawed by Gorbachev and the fall of The Wall-as enflamed as it was at the height of The Cold War, by exchanging blind national allegiance with personal motives that increase in importance as the lives of the spies begin to decrease in length.

All in all, author Bill Granger succeeds at keeping 80's espionage-often remembered as thawed by Gorbachev and the fall of The Wall-as enflamed as it was at the height of The Cold War, by exchanging blind national allegiance with personal motives that increase in importance as the lives of the spies begin to decrease in length.

Bill Granger (June 1, 1941 – April 22, 2012) was an American novelist from Chicago specializing in political thrillers. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Joe Gash and Bill Griffith. He worked at the Chicago Tribune and other Illinois newspapers.

Coldly effective but suspicious American spy-runner Hanley inadvertently fouls up a deeply embedded Russian mole's scenario when he warns "sleeping'' agent Devereaux ("November'') that something has. While serving in the Army in the mid-1960s, he also worked as a copy boy at The Washington Post.

And the New Man knows. Yackley considered the matter for a moment.

If you think we are worked by strings, Like a Japanese marionette, You don’t understand these things: It is simply Court etiquette. Perhaps you suppose this throng Can’t keep it up all day long? If that’s your idea, you’re wrong. And the New Man knows.

Bill Granger's November Man series in the 80's was the pinnacle of espionage fiction at that time. com User, April 30, 2004. Borrowing from such literary styles as Trevanian, John Le Carre and William Goldman, Granger is able to entertain the reader with solid prose and visual description.

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They are immigrants, working in American laboratories and universities. They are Soviet spies, forced into a network of terror, with their families dangling as hostages. When Devereaux-the November Man-uncovers the brutal scheme, the forces of both East and West mark him and the woman he loves for death. Bill Granger Devereaux. Brilliant, lethally cool operative. Years ago regarded as one of America's most valuable security assets.

Devereaux, the November man, is promoted by the operations chief of R section to an investigation that frightens and activates a KGB sleeper agent within R section itself

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Eseve
Thanks to the Pierce Brosnan-starred movie version of "There Are No Spies", called THE NOVEMBER MAN, the sadly forgotten 80's espionage author and mainstream journalist Bill Granger has new life. Although seventh in the series and set in the waning years of The Cold War, "There Are No Spies" is the best entry and more captivating than the modern movie adaptation.

Devereaux, a savvy field operative for secretive American intelligence R Section, tries to enjoy a well-earned retirement in Switzerland. But, as the movie blurb predetermined, "a spy is never out of the game." An attractive KGB assassin is sent out to kill perceived threat Devereaux. Add to that, Devereaux's old boss Hanley has been committed to an asylum and fed drugs, in an attempt to divulge years of secrets.

Needless to say that Devereaux dutifully dons his "November Man" moniker and heads back into the cold; but this time, it's not for really for country. It's more personal. To save three lives: A colleague's, his own, and one even closer (in a tantalizing plot twist).

Characterizations in "There Are No Spies" live up to the intrigue and insight that diehard espionage fans expect.

Although he's not seen until about chapter 6, leading man Devereaux sets the tone. He really wants out of the globe-trotting side of the intelligence biz, but circumstances (real or imagined) drag him back in and make him a prime target. He's unlike James Bond--at least the Roger Moore variety (who was still licenced to kill, at the time "There Are No Spies" was written). But he's also no low key George Smiley. Devereaux foreshadows the likes of Timothy Dalton and later Daniel Craig: That is, being grittier, running on emotionally empty, and not afraid to take the law into his own hands to complete the mission.

Denisov, an operative from the other side of The Wall with whom Devereaux must work, provides an interesting look at the uneasy camaraderie sometimes shared by intelligence agents, in spite of political ties.

And Alexa, the KGB agent with Devereaux in her gun sights, has, as the novel describes", the "right mixture of rudeness and grace" to keep on course--kind of a "La Femme Nikita" type. She's adept and lends the book the stylish, Bond-like cosmopolitan feel that Devereaux doesn't, as the plot winds from the palpable imagery of Switzerland to Moscow to Wasahington, D.C. and points in between.

"There Are No Spies" is a very well-written read. One structurally resembling a John Le Carre spy story (with plot twists and great attention to the often dour side of spycraft). But, author Granger also writes with an eye on Hollywood adaptation--which only came decades after his death--as the characters indulge in more urgent action and suspense and inhabit more colorful, cinematic settings (a la Tom Clancy).

All in all, author Bill Granger succeeds at keeping 80's espionage--often remembered as thawed by Gorbachev and the fall of The Wall--as enflamed as it was at the height of The Cold War, by exchanging blind national allegiance with personal motives that increase in importance as the lives of the spies begin to decrease in length.
Grari
very hard to follow the story plot, the author gets long winded at times and overly obtuse, otherwise I would have rated the book higher, as the story was intriguing, but I found myself skimming ahead to get to the parts that moved the plot along.
MisterQweene
I bought this after watching The November Man and thought it would be a good read. I think the books are usually better than the movies, especially if you read the book before watching the movie. I didn't care as much for the book as I did the movie so I probably won't be checking out any other Bill Granger books.
Lost Python
Great story line in all of November Man books by Bill Granger. The November Man movie will be out in late August. I believe part of the plot is based on There Are No Spies. Either way, it will give a new generation and other movie fans a look at one of the greatest Spies in Granger's stories.

A great hero with issues from the work he did as as a spy.

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Vuzahn
Nothing like the movie, but I liked it.
Berenn
I found the plot-line to be both boring and whiny. The author complains about the oft reported trend and fallacy of relaying on technology to replace the intelligence gained by exploiting human contacts (HUMINT). The plot mechanism the author used to develop the story-line were so boring or required me to suspend reality far too much.
All in all a boring an unsatisfying read.
NI_Rak
Bill Granger's November Man series in the 80's was the pinnacle of espionage fiction at that time. Having read all 7 of his books featuring R Section agent Deveroux, code name November, this one was the best yet. A tightly woven plot focusing on the forced institutionalization of Section Operations head Hanley draws November back into The Game which he thought he had successfully disappeared from in the last novel, "Hemingway's Notebook". Hanley's knowledge of NUTCRACKER, a spy exchange program has made him expendable to those in power. With a cryptic phone call to Deveroux, Hanley's strange message that "there are no spies" causes Deveroux's new life to unravel, forcing him to seek out old ally/nemesis, Denisov in order to find out what is going on. With beautiful Russian assassins and Traitors in his own government, November must rescue Hanley and put the pieces together in this puzzle of international intrigue. Once again Granger's concise characterizations carry the day as thia fast moving story reaches it's exciting conclusion. Also, there is a surprising twist at the very end involving one of Deveroux's most hated enemies. Spy fiction at it's best by the underappreciated but always dependable Bill Granger. His best.
The plot of There Are No Spies by Bill Granger takes the form of a complex puzzle. The reader knows that something disconcerting is happening. But the who, what, why and how of it remain a complete mystery to the reader until the very end.

The novel's protagonist, Devereaux, a retired American spy (code named November), suddenly finds himself the center of unwanted attention as his former intelligence agency, the highly secretive R Section, is about to implode. As Devereaux is pursued by trained assassins from either side of the Iron Curtain, R Section's Director of Operations is involuntarily committed to a sinister psychiatric hospital hidden in the far reaches of Western Maryland.

Using strong, forceful writing, Granger succeeds in imbuing There Are No Spies with a pervasive feel of impending disaster. A feel made all the more effective because the source, substance and purpose of the threat are kept hidden from the reader. Highly recommended to fans of the genre.
There Are No Spies download epub
Americas
Author: Bill Granger
ISBN: 0446347051
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Warner Books (December 1, 1987)
Pages: 363 pages