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by Dick Hill,Colin MacKinnon

Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Dick Hill,Colin MacKinnon
ISBN: 078616848X
ISBN13: 978-0786168484
Language: English
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc; Unabridged edition (October 3, 2006)
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Start by marking Morning Spy, Evening Spy . Dick Hill (Narrator). This book has started showing up on many best of espionage/spy book lists. This is a procedural spy novel

Start by marking Morning Spy, Evening Spy - UNABRIDGED as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. It has been compared favorably to John Le Carre though I didn’t see a lot of similarities in style. This is a procedural spy novel. MacKinnon really takes us into the nuts and bolts of being a spy. The paperwork, the discussions, the phone work all the stuff that many readers may find to be tedious. I found it authentic and fascinating.

Colin MacKinnon, Dick Hill (Narrator). Morning Spy, Evening Spy - UNABRIDGED (Audio CD). Published October 1st 2006 by Blackstone Audio, Inc. ISBN: 0786160365 (ISBN13: 9780786160365). Audio CD, 0 pages. Author(s): Colin MacKinnon, Dick Hill (Narrator). ISBN: 078616848X (ISBN13: 9780786168484).

Morning Spy, Evening Spy is the first novel I've read by this author and it is a very good one. A blend of fact and fiction, the book is a low key but very engaging espionage tale with an intelligence community insider's perspective on the events leading up to the 9/11 attacks. Our protagonist, Paul Patterson, is a senior CIA agent and agency trouble-shooter.

Morning Spy, Evening Spy - Colin MacKinnon. Hence our trip into town this dank morning. Clep hates dealing with the Hill and should not be sent on these missions, but McClennan asked for him specifically.

Written by Colin MacKinnon, Audiobook narrated by Dick Hill. Patterson navigates a shadow land of intrigue in England, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States, where truth and lies seem to merge.

Morning spy, evening spy. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. The facts surrounding 9/11 are blended with fictional Mideast intrigue in MacKinnon's slow-paced but solid spy thriller

Morning spy, evening spy. The facts surrounding 9/11 are blended with fictional Mideast intrigue in MacKinnon's slow-paced but solid spy thriller. When former CIA agent Ed Powers is gunned down one morning on a Peshawar street.

Narrated by Dick Hill. Books related to Morning Spy, Evening Spy. Skip this list. Colin MacKinnon, praised by the New Yorker for capturing the le Carré manner, breathes life into historical fact with this.

Praise for Morning Spy, Evening Spy. MacKinnon, a Middle East expert whose specialty is Iran, shows great insight into the inner workings of .  . His clipped prose style, descriptive discipline and tone-perfect dialogue elevate this thriller above the pack. From 1995-1997, he was Iran Country Coordinator for Amnesty International USA. While living in Iran, he taught at Tehran University and the University of Jondi Shapur in Ahwaz. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife, Diane.

The book jacket of Colin MacKinnon’s Morning Spy, Evening Spy says the novel holds its own with the best of John le Carré. Lots of espionage thrillers are promoted as being like le Carré’s. And yes, MacKinnon’s novel is full of spies and foreign intrigue. But MacKinnon is no le Carré. And that’s just fine. While le Carré’s novels are crammed with the atmospherics and tactics of British intelligence services, MacKinnon provides a good window into how the CIA operates.

While CIA officer Paul Patterson races against time to track down Kareem, a former Afghan resistance fighter who has become an al-Qaeda and Taliban operative, Muhammad Atta and other conspirators plot their attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, in a gripping novel about the search for terrorist mastermind bin Laden in the months prior to September 11th. Simultaneous.
Comments to eBook Morning Spy, Evening Spy
Nagis
This is not an "action" book. Many fine books in this genre are not action books. The greatest plus for the book lies with the author's use of short inserts describing the activities of the 9/11 hijackers in the months before the attack. The overall plot of the book has little to do with the actual attack but is, instead a rather plodding look at day-to-day CIA activities involving islamic terrorism. This is a great way to highlight the flaws and missed opportunities within the government that contributed to the hijacker's success. Unfortunately, the author stumbles badly when he tries to weave into the flow the personal lives of his characters, primarily the main character. The conflicted love life of CIA officer Paul Patterson is boring and sterile, adding nothing to the narrative and seemingly present only because every book needs a romantic relationship of some sort. Describing Patterson's thoughts on his divorce might have been useful but his teen-like lust for a younger newspaper reporter could only interest a Hollywood producer looking for an R rating.
Gogal
Colin MacKinnon, a veteran foreign correspondent, is closely acquainted with the 9/11 Commission Report and absolutely, positively nails through his fiction the truth about what the CIA did to bring about that catastrophe. It was that old devil, "need to know." In both the novel and real life the Agency was on the trail of a couple of known al-Qaeda terrorists by early 2000, thanks to a bag job during a now-famous al-Q meeting in Malaysia. By photocopying passports they knew that these two individuals had multiple-entry visas to the USA. Did CIA share that information with the FBI? Of course not! So when these two men, who eventually participated in the 9/11 hijackings, entered the United States they were not followed, their phones were not tapped, and nothing was known about them until after September 11th, 2001. Yet they had been in phone contact with several other hijackers, including Mohammed Atta; had CIA shared its information with the FBI it's likely that most of the hijackers could have been tracked and apprehended well before 9/11 and the operation aborted. But "need to know" was the guiding principle at Langley, and as a result nearly 3,000 Americans died.

This novel tracks the activities of some fictitious senior CIA officials in the Directorate of Operations (DO) during 2000-2001 timeframe as they investigate the murder in Pakistan of a CIA contract employee who may or may not have "gone rogue," and try to apprehend a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist who was once on the Agency's payroll. The Agency is under pressure from Congress, the National Security Council, and the press; information trickles in or is extracted from various sources with great difficulty. One veteran DO officer undoubtedly knows more than he is sharing with his colleagues. The narrative pace is slow, but deliberately so, as is usually the case in real life. Characters gradually fill out into three dimensions, and events come to the climax we know all too well.

I was "in the business" for about twenty years, on the analytical side of the Intelligence Community, and I spent a few years detailed to Langley. In terms of verisimilitude this is one of the better spy novels I have seen, and the stark truth about the CIA and 9/11 is laid out in heartfelt, unmistakable terms.
Slowly writer
Morning Spy, Evening Spy is the first novel I've read by this author and it is a very good one. A blend of fact and fiction, the book is a low key but very engaging espionage tale with an intelligence community insider's perspective on the events leading up to the 9/11 attacks. Our protagonist, Paul Patterson, is a senior CIA agent and agency trouble-shooter. He is tasked with solving the murder of a shady CIA "contractor" in Pakistan. During his investigation, Patterson soon realizes the murder is just one piece of a very deadly puzzle which includes Bin Laden, Al Qaeda and an imminent terrorist attack. The reader follows Patterson as he travels the globe and unravels the mystery; all the while attempting to make sense of what his "own people" are telling him and what they've really been doing.

If you like your thrillers more cerebral, i.e. LeCarre or Lawton, than adrenaline driven Morning Spy, Evening Spy fits the bill. The book also presents a very plausible and troubling narrative - albeit "fictional" - about the workings and structural defects of our national intelligence community - This without getting up on a soapbox or finger-pointing.

A very good, engaging and thought provoking book - which subtly asks the question, "Have we fixed our intelligence system?"
Modifyn
My first MacKinnon book. I'll read more.

Much more Le Carre than Fleming. He answers the questions - What do we know? Not much. When do we know it? Often too late. What do we do about it? Do our best and move on. A good mix of the personal and professional lives of a spy and how they intertwine. The sparing use of the build up to 9/11 has a purpose.

Not quite a classic, but a very good book, with believable action, dialogue and relationships. A breathe of fresh air from action heroes who can almost fly.
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