Spy Thrillers | Prepub Alert, May 2024 Titles

Dan Simmons, David Ignatius, Graham Moore, and Christopher Reich field spies across the globe and through history.








Ignatius, David. Phantom Orbit. Norton. May 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781324050919. $29.99. THRILLER

In his return to thrillers, after 2020’s The Paladin, best-selling Ignatius combines space warfare and an unsolved puzzle in the writings of 17th-century astronomer Johannes Kepler. Russian Ivan Volkov discovered Kepler’s clues and has been secretly working on them for years, until he contacts the CIA with a cryptic invitation.

Moore, Graham. The Numbers Man. Random. May 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780593731925. $30. THRILLER

Best seller and Academy Award winner Moore (The Holdout; The Imitation Game) sets his newest in 1939, as tax attorney Ansel Luxford enlists in a secret mission to crash the Nazi economy. Warfare through finance is a dangerous game, involving J.P. Morgan, John Maynard Keynes, spies, and great peril near and far.

Reich, Christopher. Matterhorn. Thomas & Mercer: Amazon. May 2024. NAp. ISBN 9781662516542. $28.99. THRILLER

In a small alpine village, Mac Dekker tends his cows, safe in his retirement from the CIA. When his son, also a spy, dies, Mac sets off up the mountain, on the heels of terrorists and a slew of double agents. This is award-winning Reich’s (Simon Riske series) first stand-alone in nine years.

Simmons, Dan. Omega Canyon. Little, Brown. May 2024. 448p. ISBN 9780316198905. $28. THRILLER

It has been almost a decade since Hugo, Stoker, and World Fantasy Award–winning Simmons (The Terror) has published a book. His return is a WWII double-agent thriller featuring a German physicist working on the U.S. atomic bomb project who is forced to spy for the Nazis.

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