Tag Archives: Espionage

Overdoing It

Bryce Martinsyde, Chief Instructor of Espionage, gazed at the door with dismay. “Trainee Wilkinson habitually overdoes things,” he said. “I asked him to put tape on this door as a signal.” Mr. Blumenthal, Director of Covert Education, looked at the … Continue reading

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True News

“The Intelligence Director is proactive at removing disruptive sources,” said Scorpio, Brent’s trainer for spy work. As they strolled through the city, a man fell off a tall building. “That was a foreign spy,” explained Scorpio. A reporter, crossing the … Continue reading

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The One Who Returned

Two Mi-6 agents faced each other in a cabin 100 kilometers outside Moscow. A fire crackled in the fireplace. A bottle of vodka rested on the table. The two agents aimed their pistols at each other.” “They say you’re a … Continue reading

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The Spy Hotel

Marcus Poole hoped to retire anonymously. A former CIA agent who knew too much, he slipped away. He hoped to hide within the tiny Pacific island’s single hotel. He sat drinking at the little bar beside the dining patio. “CIA?” … Continue reading

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Plant Intelligence

The gardens at Versailles were loaded with Fir trees, and that was the problem. FSB Station Director Yuri Popanov gazed angrily at the trees. “Unbelievable.” “I swear a tree took it,” said Russian FSB agent, Kumanski. “I know it’s crazy.” … Continue reading

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Unusual Skills

CIA Agent Warfield sat on a bench alongside another of St. Petersburg’s beautiful churches. Beside him, new agent Barnes fidgeted. “Where is agent Privideniye coming out?” said Barnes. “Over there.” “I don’t see a door there.” Warfield turned a page … Continue reading

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The Easy Mission

The Russian Federation slowly regained its former strength under Vladimir Putin. Former Warsaw Pact nations inevitably returned to the fold. It was Viktor’s job to establish a Russian spy network in Wroclaw, Poland once more. His handler had warned, “Watch … Continue reading

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The Highest Bidder

“Sinbad” was the first person to take Harry’s invention seriously. So the fifteen-year old felt bad when FBI agents swept in and grabbed the Russian at Holbarth subway station, beside the payphone. FBI Agent Knight said, “Lemme see that thing.” … Continue reading

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Knowing Everything

The foiled kidnapping attempt in Morocco left Martin rattled. His rescuer, Yeshaya, led him down an alley to a tiny restaurant. Sipping tea Martin said, “Why is the Mossad watching over me?” Yeshaya said, “The CIA asked us to help. … Continue reading

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Secret Agent

Bob the mechanic said, “Obviously someone side-swiped you.” “Can’t be,” answered Linda. “It was sitting in my garage.” Bob didn’t question customer claims, however unbelievable. He just fixed cars. “Well, this is no problem, ma’am. We’ll have her fixed by … Continue reading

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