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RESTLESS BY WILLIAM BOYDRead about another novel on the list.
Forget Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Boyd's novel has a female spy in the leading role. And as a stomach-churning scene with a pencil shows, she may be quiet but she certainly isn't to be underestimated. A rollicking read.
Also see Charles Cumming's five favorite works on espionage, Stella Rimington's six favorite secret agent novels, and Alan Furst's five best spy books.