The Agent Runner

  • Title: The Agent Runner
  • Author: Simon Conway
  • ISBN: 9781628725995
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Agent Runner From the winner of an Ian Fleming Silver Dagger Award a spy who came in from the cold for today s wars British by birth foreign by descent and agnostic by conviction Edward Henry Malik is an MI h
    From the winner of an Ian Fleming Silver Dagger Award, a spy who came in from the cold for today s wars.British by birth, foreign by descent, and agnostic by conviction, Edward Henry Malik is an MI6 handler an agent runner For four years he has been running an agent codenamed Nightingale inside Pakistan s notorious ISI, keeping watch on its links to Al Qaeda and the TalibFrom the winner of an Ian Fleming Silver Dagger Award, a spy who came in from the cold for today s wars.British by birth, foreign by descent, and agnostic by conviction, Edward Henry Malik is an MI6 handler an agent runner For four years he has been running an agent codenamed Nightingale inside Pakistan s notorious ISI, keeping watch on its links to Al Qaeda and the Taliban and its machinations in neighboring Afghanistan, but mostly monitoring for threats to the British homeland Then, in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden s killing, Nightingale is exposed and Ed s world falls apart.Dismissed from MI6 and with his reputation in tatters, Ed returns to his roots in the immigrant enclave of Whitechapel in London s East End He takes a job at a freight forwarding office and unexpectedly falls in love with the proprietor s daughter It seems as if he has finally found respite from his demons But you can t escape your past Ed knows too much, and he has come to the attention of Major General Javid Aslam Khan Pakistan s legendary spymaster, known as the Hidden Hand.This lean, propulsive thriller tells a classic story of love, trust, and betrayal set against today s Great Game, while in the background swirl rumors of a one legged mullah and a shadowy militia with the means to detonate a dirty bomb.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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    About Simon Conway


    1. Simon Conway is a former British Army officer and international aid worker With The HALO Trust and later as director of Landmine Action he cleared landmines and unexploded bombs in Africa, Asia and the Middle East As Co Chair of the Cluster Munition Coalition he successfully campaigned to achieve an international ban on cluster bombs.He is currently working as Director of Strategy for The HALO Trust.He lives in Edinburgh with his wife the journalist and broadcaster Sarah Smith He has two daughters.


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    1. THE AGENT RUNNER by Simon Conway is a modern take on the spy novel. Mr. Conway writes this book in the style of John Le Carre, where the predominant factor is the reality of the people and the methodology behind their actions, rather than action itself. his is a reality based spy novel, as opposed to the Bond/Bourne school of story. This is a very good thing for fans of this type of tale. I tend to lean towards the escapist, shoot-en-up style, but that is just me. The Agent Runner is a Brit call [...]

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    2. OMG! I could not put THE AGENT RUNNER down once I started; it's the best book I've read in a while! The central character is Edward Malik who is British and an agent runner in Pakistan. When bin Ladin is killed the agent he has been running for 4 years is exposed and murdered. As the story develops, everyone seems to be playing someone, and everyone seems expendable. I highly recommend giving this book a try.

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    3. Tense, action-packed and exciting spy drama.

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    4. Recommended novel of espionage" The Agent Runner" by Simon Conway is an espionage novel in the old style in the sense that it depends on motive and character development and not on epic violence.To put it another way, the book is about those who live lives of constant lies. They are lives where lies are both a weapon and a defense. Don't expect super secret agents who wield machine in both hands or who can fight their way through a horde of enemies without barely a scratch.The hero is Edward Mal [...]

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    5. Book started out a decent 4, but ended on a 2 note; so I give it a good solid 3 stars. Conway writes well enough, and does a good job conveying what totally f@*ked up quagmires Afghanistan and Pakistan are. However, his protagonist really isn't all that good at his job - when you look back and think about it, he largely fails at all his assignments. He's kinda like James Bond in the older movies - not really that good at anything except escaping after he is repeatedly and all-too-easily captured [...]

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    6. I mostly enjoyed reading this book. I did however find it confusing at times.

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    7. Basically Spy Who Came in From the Cold but around Pakistan. Well written and interesting characterization, an easy read. But not the most original.

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    8. I picked this up to learn a bit more about the mysterious (to me) Pakistan. The Brits are 'handling' agents in Pakistan to get intel on ISI, the Taliban etc. I appears that the handling is going both ways. I found the situations depressing and tragically cynical.

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    9. This is the latest high-octane thriller from the award winning Simon Conway ('A Loyal Spy', CWA Steel Dagger Award 2010). Conway's speciality is the world of espionage and terrorism in the murky middle ground where heroes and villains become inter-changeable. Conway is one of those enormously talented, literary writers who both use and explore the thriller genre to pursue some very uncomfortable truths about the modern world of politics and power, while keeping the reader on a roller coaster rid [...]

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    10. This highly charged conspiracy espionage thriller centres around Ed Malik a British spy working for MI6, who runs a valuable asset Nightingale in the ISI (Pakistani intelligence). In the aftermath of the CIA's successful assassination of Bin Laden, Nightingale's cover is blown putting him in mortal danger. Ed is devastated about losing his asset and finds himself in a situation where he loses his job but it drawn back into the espionage game to find the one who may have been responsible for the [...]

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    11. Too predictable.

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