Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War
Jeffery Deaver, Raymond Benson
Grand Central Publishing, Apr 1, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages
Nuclear brinksmanship. Psychological warfare. Spies, double agents, femme fatales, and dead drops.
The Cold War--a terrifying time when nuclear war between the world's two superpowers was an ever-present threat, an all-too-real possibility that could be set off at the touch of a button--provides a chilling backdrop to this collection of all-new short stories from today's most celebrated mystery writers.
Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson--the only American writers to be commissioned to pen official James Bond novels--have joined forces to bring us twenty masterful tales of paranoia, espionage, and psychological drama. In Joseph Finder's "Police Report," the seemingly cut-and-dry case of a lunatic murderer in rural Massachusetts may have roots in Soviet-controlled Armenia. In "Miss Bianca" by Sara Paretsky, a young girl befriends a mouse in a biological warfare laboratory and finds herself unwittingly caught in an espionage drama. And Deaver's "Comrade 35" offers a unique spin on the assassination of John F. Kennedy--with a signature twist.
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Review: Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold WarUser Review - Alan Cook - Goodreads
Full disclosure: I have a story in ICE COLD ("Checkpoint Charlie"). However, there are 19 other stories, so I can talk about those. My reason for liking books of this type is, to paraphrase several ... Read full review
Review: Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold WarUser Review - Lindsey Silvestrini - Goodreads
Wow! This was one shocking, twisted tale after another! You'd think after a few of the stories in Ice Cold I would realize that a big shock was coming, but it still got me every time! This is an ... Read full review