By Otto Penzler
For the 1st time ever, mythical editor Otto Penzler has handpicked essentially the most revered and bestselling mystery writers operating at the present time for a riveting choice of secret agent fiction. From first to final, this stellar assortment indications project accomplished.
* Lee baby with a major examine the formation of a distinct ops phone.
* James Grady writing approximately an Arab undercover FBI agent with an energetic cell.
* Joseph Finder riffing on a Boston architect who's confident his Persian acquaintances are as much as no good.
* John Lawton concocting a Len Deighton-esque tale approximately British intelligence.
* Stephen Hunter exciting us with a story a few WWII brigade.
Full record of Contributors:
James Grady, Charles McCarry, Lee baby, Joseph Finder, John Lawton, John Weisman, Stephen Hunter, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, Andrew Klavan, Robert Wilson, Dan Fesperman, Stella Rimington, Olen Steinhauer
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Emb. W ashington D C , 21 M ay 1946, and F S T II to U D , 19 Jan. 1948; F O /E copy file H 1947, Evang to H auge, 18 Sept. 1947. ‘P assport C ontrol O fficer’ was the norm al cover for B ritish intelligence officers before the Second W orld War. F O /E , box ‘Spesielle E -ra p p o rte r’, file ‘S pesialrapporter’. D ise th ’s rep o rt 27 Jan. 1947; Falchcnberg to P erm anent U n d er-S ecretary Skylstad, U D , 3 July 1948. 2 Into the Cold War: Intelligence and Security In his first budget proposal after being formally appointed chief of the Intelligence Staff - its full name now being the Foreign and Intelligence Staff of the Defence Staff, with initials F S T II -V ilhelm Evang wrote to the C hief of Defence Staff that it was impossible in July 1947 to predict requirem ents for his field of activities so far into the future as the spring of 1949.
T h e central leadership of ROC, or the staff, seems to have consisted in peacetime o f eight men, with Jens H. Nordlie in charge; after mobili sation the staff would be twice as large. In such a situation, the head would in all likelihood have to leave the country to attend to Norwegian interests in an Allied context. T h e Second-in-Com m and would then function as the C hief of Staff. 1T he plan was that, in a preparedness period, the staff, in co-operation with representatives o f the CIA and SIS, was firstly to estab lish itself tem porarily ‘somewhere in Norway’ —perhaps in the Setesdal hills in the interior of southern Norway — and then, after an enemy occupation, proceed to an Allied country.
Nekleby, Norway 1940-1945: The Resistance M ovem ent (TA N O , Oslo, 1973 and later editions). 21 F O II (R oscher L u n d ) to FO , 28 April 1944: ‘O ppbygging av etterretningstjenesten i N o rg e’. N H M , file ‘O versikt over F O IIs organisasjon. 1945, 1946 og avviklingsarbeider’. 5/53, F O II to D efence M in ister Jens Chr. H auge, Justice M inister O scar C. G undersen, C om m issioner o f Police A ndreas Aulie, D eputy C om m issioner O laf Svendscn, 20 M arch 1946. K . B rynildsen’s rep o rt, 16 Dec.