Books by Clive Egleton

PANDORA’S BOX by Clive Egleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Labyrinthean as always, but only a handful of thriller-meisters can make spy-craft so readable."
While Kennedy and Khrushchev swap unblinking stares, Egleton's entertaining spies double-deal with their usual elan (The Last Refuge, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
THE LAST REFUGE by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 31, 2006

"A spy trying to come in from the cold: not quite as heart-wrenching as le Carré's, but you'll still care."
The occupying force is Russian, the resisters British in this durable thriller by Egleton (A Dying Fall, 2005, etc.), first published in 1972. Read full book review >
THE RENEGADES by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 28, 2006

"As usual with Egleton, the plotting is on the cryptic side, but the characters are sharply drawn, and the bureaucratic back-biting will draw enough blood to satisfy expectant fans."
Another fine mess for the weathered warriors of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service to sort out. And if it's hard to tell friends from enemies, what else is new? Read full book review >
A DYING FALL by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Egleton (Cry Havoc, 2003, etc.) has always been able to make quiet heroism engrossing. In Ashby, close kin to le Carré's Smiley, we see an early and interesting example."
Predating superagent Peter Ashton & Co., an entertaining tale by the veteran thrillmeister—first published in 1974 in England—deals with a quixotic attempt to shorten WWII. Read full book review >
ASSASSINATION DAY by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 2004

"The Ashton step seems a bit less springy here. Or maybe it's just that the blur of enemies makes it hard for the reader to work up a really good, page-turning hate."
The prolific Egleton pits his Brit superspy against a blur of assorted enemies. Read full book review >
CRY HAVOC by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 29, 2003

"Over the course of 31 outings, Egleton has proved that few can make reptilian bureaucratic intrigue as intriguing as he can."
They've kicked him upstairs, sure, but superagent Peter Ashton hasn't lost a step. Read full book review >
ONE MAN RUNNING by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2002

"An old pro (The Honey Trap, 2001, etc.) proves again in his 30th novel what a dab hand he is at starting briskly and getting to the goal fast."
"The high-priced help"—that is, the senior members of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)—are as aggressively alert as ever they were. Read full book review >
THE HONEY TRAP by Clive Egleton
Released: April 1, 2001

"Sharply observed, entertainingly set down: Egleton has served his time in those bureaucratic trenches, and does it ever show."
Internecine war continues to rage as Egleton delivers his 29th adventure chronicling the secret life of the Secret Intelligence Service (Dead Reckoning, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
DEAD RECKONING by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Overcomplicated, of course—this is Egleton, after all—but the action is brisk, the characters sharply drawn, and only le CarrÇ does bureaucratic backbiting better."
It's the intramural intrigue that's the most fun in this bristling, post-Soviet spy novel from prolific Egleton (Blood Money, 1998, etc.) Read full book review >
BLOOD MONEY by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 1998

"Edgy, indeed paranoid spy stuff."
British Intelligence operative Peter Ashton returns in Egleton's (Warning Shot, 1997) 27th high-tech, fact-laden international thriller filled with credible and complex characters in steady, steel-plated sentences. Read full book review >
A LETHAL INVOLVEMENT by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Here, the mysteries are revealed with edgy ambiance (courtesy of the professional paranoia induced by downsizing democracies) in much the same way as one peels away an onion's layers to reach the pearl at the center."
Though finally separated from Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, hard-to-handle agent Peter Ashton (Death Throes, 1995, etc.) is now recalled to duty by his erstwhile masters to investigate a seemingly simple case that soon turns complicated. Read full book review >
DEATH THROES by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 1995

"We the readers, however, get even less—thanks to 300-plus deftly written, occasionally humorous, but confounding-to-the- point-of-distraction pages."
Her Majesty's agent Peter Ashton (A Killing in Moscow, 1994, etc.) returns for more invigorating, albeit confusing, Eastern European derring-do. Read full book review >
A KILLING IN MOSCOW by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 1994

"Egleton nicely depicts the bureaucratic minefield and sea of red herrings confronting his hero, but he often strands readers in passages containing enough acronyms and jargon to require a glossary."
A convincing and muscular thriller that needs every sinew to bear its often weighty prose. Read full book review >
HOSTILE INTENT by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1993

"Pages greased with Cosmoline, mentally quite slippery and hard to hang onto."
Armament-heavy spycraft as British Military Intelligence tries to unravel the murder of an agent in Dresden, apparently by Neo- Nazis, while the blood flows. Read full book review >
A DOUBLE DECEPTION by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"The clever characters, scenes of bureaucratic warfare, and the romantic setup are more attractive and of greater interest than the rather frantic plot."
Heroism and betrayal in wartime Warsaw haunt late 60's London- -in the latest thriller from Egleton, who previously paired England and Poland in Last Act (1991). Read full book review >
LAST ACT by Clive Egleton
Released: July 24, 1991

"Harrowing scenes of wartime Poland, together with Egleton's complex and credible characters, are for the most part enough to atone for an exasperatingly muddled plot."
The suicide of a Polish expatriate in mid-century London leads to an investigation of treachery and heroism during the WW II Warsaw uprising, and then to past-Nazi nastiness in sunny California, in this latest from the prolific Egleton (A Different Drummer, etc.). Read full book review >