- Weycombe: A Novel of Suspense
Agent: Vicky Bijur, Vicky Bijur Literary.
- Play a Cold Hand: A Scott Elliott Hollywood Mystery
Set in 1974, Faherty’s workmanlike sixth Scott Elliott novel (after 2011’s Dance in the Dark) finds Elliott, an agent for Hollywood Security, looking into the fatal shooting of his mentor and former boss, Paddy Maguire.
- When Your Llama Needs a Haircut
Author’s agent: Liza Voges, Eden Street Literary.
- An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns
Author’s agent: Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary.
- Dead Spy Running
Disgraced MI6 agent Daniel Marchant is running in the London Marathon with his girlfriend, Leila, also an MI6 agent, when he notices a South Asian man in the pack wearing a disguised suicide bomber's belt.
- Total Immunity
In Ward's overblown crime novel, two Los Angeles FBI agents, Jack Harper and Oscar Hidalgo, are thrilled when their successful sting brings down South African jewel smuggler Karl Steinbach.
- Shamrock Alley
Secret Service agent John Mavio seeks to bring down two violent gangsters, Jimmy Kahn and Mickey O’Shay, in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen.
- Requiem for an Assassin
In a subplot, Rain’s Mossad agent lover, Delilah, enlists some Israeli colleagues in an attempt to foil a major terrorist plot.
- Tom Paine Revisited
It was a six-figure deal signed with agent Stuart Krichevsky, with U.K. rights being handled by A.P.
- Hot New Writer Takes Less
Halpern, who found it encouraging that author and agent would take less for what they saw as the right imprint, hopes to publish in spring 2003—by which time there'll have been another fiction issue of the magazine, and probably more fireworks.
- Washed in Gold: The Story Behind the Biggest Money-Laundering Investigation in U.S. History
Woolner, a Georgia journalist, has done an amazing job of reconstructing the investigation, sharply etching the players--informants, agents, prosecutors, drug traffickers.
Though Countdown offers few surprises, it is also a well-crafted secret-agent thriller that will not disappoint fans of the genre.
- HarperCollins Acquires New Amy Tan Novel
In the U.S. the deal was negotiated by Daniel Halpern, president and publisher of Ecco, and by Tan's agent, Sandra Dijkstra of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.
- The Bleiberg Project: A Consortium Thriller
Deadly Mossad agent Eytan Morg joins the action.
- Fire on the Runway: A Paul Shenstone Mystery
So begins the detective's accidental foray into the world of international intrigue, Soviet spies, counterspies and rogue agents.