Deal News: ANATOMY OF A SPY by Michael Smith

Author of STATION X, KILLER ELITE and NO MAN DIES TWICE Michael Smith’s ANATOMY OF A SPY, about why people are prepared to put their lives at risk in order to collect intelligence, how the intelligence services ensure that the agents they recruit do what they want and will not betray them, using interviews with current and former British, American, Russian, European and Pakistani spies, to The History Press, for publication in autumn of 2019.

The book will also be released in the US through Skyhorse Publishing in early 2020.

The re-issued book will provide an opportunity to tell a wealth of previously unknown spy stories from the very human angle of the agents themselves including new material post the Mueller Report.

Many will be new but more famous cases will appear in brief, focusing on the spies’ motivations and alongside the real agents, the book will refer to the motivations of fictional agents where they have been created by former intelligence officers turned spy writers such as Graham Greene, John le Carre, Alan Judd and Matthew Dunn.

Deal News: ALONG THE AMBER ROUTE by C. J. Schüler

World rights ALONG THE AMBER ROUTE – From St Petersburg to Venice, have been sold to Sandstone Press for publication in 2020.

Rich in anecdote and incident, it charts the origins of amber, the myths and legends that have grown up around it, its enduring fascination, the dazzling artefacts that have been made from it, and the often deadly struggles for control of this lucrative trade.

‘‘C.J. Schüler’s gift for crisp, quirky dialogue and incisive scene-sketching radiates a Patrick Leigh Fermor-like scholarship and originality. Brocaded with flavoursome detail, ‘Along the Amber Route’ is full of incident and anecdote and the oddest facts imaginable. Pure pleasure.’’

– Ian Thomson

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