Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War

Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War

Raymond Benson


Nuclear brinksmanship. mental struggle. Spies, double brokers, femme fatales, and useless drops.

The chilly War--a terrifying time while nuclear conflict among the world's superpowers used to be an ever-present danger, an all-too-real hazard that may be trigger on the contact of a button--provides a chilling backdrop to this selection of all-new brief tales from state-of-the-art so much celebrated secret writers.

Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson--the basically American writers to be commissioned to pen legit James Bond novels--have joined forces to carry us twenty masterful stories of paranoia, espionage, and mental drama. In Joseph Finder's "Police Report," the probably cut-and-dry case of a lunatic assassin in rural Massachusetts can have roots in Soviet-controlled Armenia. In "Miss Bianca" by means of Sara Paretsky, a tender lady befriends a mouse in a organic war laboratory and reveals herself unwittingly stuck in an espionage drama. And Deaver's "Comrade 35" bargains a different spin at the assassination of John F. Kennedy--with a signature twist.

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