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The Spy Across the Table [KINDLE] ❆ The Spy Across the Table ❤ Barry Lancet – Thomashillier.co.uk In this exciting international thriller featuring Japanese antiques art dealer and PI Jim Brodie, a double murder at the Kennedy Center forces Brodie into a dangerous game of espionage putting him in In this exciting international thriller featuring Japanese antiques Across the Kindle Õ art dealer and PI Jim Brodie, a double murder at the Kennedy Center forces Brodie into a dangerous game of espionage putting him in the crosshairs of the Chinese, North Korean, and American governmentsJim Brodie is an antiques dealer, Japan expert, and second generation private investigator When two theater friends are murdered The Spy PDF \ backstage at a Kennedy Center performance in Washington, DC, he s devastated and determined to hunt down the killer He s not the only oneAfter the attack, Brodie is summoned to the White House The First Lady was the college roommate of one of the victims, and she enlists Brodie off the books to use his Japanese connections to track down Spy Across the Epub ß the assassin Homeland Security head Tom Swelley is furious that the White House is meddling and wants Brodie off the case Why For the same reason a master Chinese spy known only as Zhou, one of the most dangerous men alive, appears on the scene Those murders were no random act of violenceBrodie flies to Tokyo to attend the second of two funerals, when his friend s daughter Anna is kidnapped during the ceremony It is then Brodie realizes that the murders were simply bait to draw her out of hiding Anna, it seems, is the key architect of a top secret NSA program that gathers the personal secrets of America s most influential leaders Secrets so damaging that North Korea and China will stop at nothing to get them Publishers Weekly said, Readers will want to see of the talented Jim Brodie, and The Spy Across the Table is an edge of your seat thriller in Barry Lancet s wildly popular and highly acclaimed series.


10 thoughts on “The Spy Across the Table

  1. Glen Glen says:

    This fourth entry in the Jim Brodie series keeps the excellent work going Jim Brodie is watching a kabuki performance, when there is a murder backstage Jim Brodie pursues the real killer, but is tackled by the secret service At one time, I would have trouble believing this could happen, but after all the recent scandals involving the secret service, it now seems all too believable They just haven t been the same since Scott Harvath left.Brodie tries to follow the trail, but a hostile Homelan This fourth entry in the Jim Brodie series keeps the excellent work going Jim Brodie is watching a kabuki performance, when there is a murder backstage Jim Brodie pursues the real killer, but is tackled by the secret service At one time, I would have trouble believing this could happen, but after all the recent scandals involving the secret service, it now seems all too believable They just haven t been the same since Scott Harvath left.Brodie tries to follow the trail, but a hostile Homeland Security bureaucrat interferes constantly The trail goes to North Korea, and following the trail has grave consequences for Brodie and Company.Great stuff Highly recommended


  2. Ms. Just One More Book (Kris Miller) Ms. Just One More Book (Kris Miller) says:

    A Plentiful feast of suspense, mystery and intrigue While watching a play at the Kennedy center, two of Jim Brodie s friends are murdered As an antiques dealer and private investigator, he s not only devastated at the loss he s determined to hunt down the killer at all costs His determination is further bolstered when the first lady personally requests his help in solving the crime But when one of the victims daughter a key architect of a top secret NSA program is kidnapped during the A Plentiful feast of suspense, mystery and intrigue While watching a play at the Kennedy center, two of Jim Brodie s friends are murdered As an antiques dealer and private investigator, he s not only devastated at the loss he s determined to hunt down the killer at all costs His determination is further bolstered when the first lady personally requests his help in solving the crime But when one of the victims daughter a key architect of a top secret NSA program is kidnapped during the second funeral, Jim will be thrust into a dangerous game of espionage One that will ensnare him in the crosshairs of the Chinese, North Korean and American governments Like a tornado, THE SPY ACROSS THE TABLE is an engrossing thriller that will suck you in to the deep underbelly of the espionage world Full of street smarts and a snarky personality, Jim Brodie shines as an instant likable main character A craftily plotted storyline accompanied by staccato paced action scenes explodes into a dynamic ending A plentiful feast of suspense, mystery and intrigue Kris Miller, certified TopShelf Reviewer TopShelf Magazine does not offer paid review services and TopShelf Reviewers are not compensated for their reviews


  3. Ronald Barak Ronald Barak says:

    I just finished my first Jim Brodie thriller, THE SPY ACROSS THE TABLE, by award winning storyteller Barry Lancet Number four in this exciting series, it won t be my last Brodie read So many reason why I loved this novel, it s difficult to know where to begin Let me try this way Some novels are thoughtful and engaging They make you think Some novels are just really entertaining, for the sake of entertainment It is not always that a novel can pull off both at the same time It takes a highl I just finished my first Jim Brodie thriller, THE SPY ACROSS THE TABLE, by award winning storyteller Barry Lancet Number four in this exciting series, it won t be my last Brodie read So many reason why I loved this novel, it s difficult to know where to begin Let me try this way Some novels are thoughtful and engaging They make you think Some novels are just really entertaining, for the sake of entertainment It is not always that a novel can pull off both at the same time It takes a highly skilled writer to achieve that THE SPY ACROSS THE TABLE is one such novel Lancet is one such writer You don t want to miss either Lancet or his stories Like Daniel Silva s Gideon Allon, Brodie is part art dealer and part spy, but Brodie makes me engagethan Allon And that s saying a lot.THE SPY ACROSS THE TABLE is a geopolitical and gastronomical delight Great mystery, great imagery and scenes, great characters, and great tension From Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, to Japan, to South Korea, to North Korea, to China, to Mongolia, and back But I didn t need my globe because Lancet lays it out so effortlessly and so clearly One heart pounding challenge after another If Brodie doesn t require any anxiety meds to get through it all, you may.And in between each life threatening scene, one great meal in one great restaurant after another 007 s shake don t stir or was it stir don t shake has nothing on Lancet And what nostalgia for anyone like me who has spent considerable time in Japan, right down to the prefectures and the restaurants And while we re talking about Bond, Brodie isexciting for me than Bond because, albeit with a bit of martial arts training, people can actually do what Brodie does Well, almost, and at least some of the time In the Bond novels, the good guys are all good and the bad guys are all bad In THE SPY ACROSS THE TABLE, the good guys have some bad in them and the bad guys have some good in them Well, at least some of the good guys and some of the bad guys More illustration of how thoughtful Lancet truly is.Like Lee Child s Jack Reacher, Brodie is a philosopher These are characters who can think and do I wonder if, and when, Lancet s Brodie will hook up with Lee Child s Jack Reacher for an adventure or two They re made for each other.No spoilers here, but this reader wonders what will become of Brodie and Rie I don t think we re done with Rie because i I m too much of a romantic and ii Brodie s daughter, Jen, would never stand for it.And what s next for Brodie My prediction Brodie will take on some menacing challenge threatening Japan s hosting of the 2024 Olympic Games.THE SPY ACROSS THE TABLE Don t miss it You ll be glad you didn t


  4. Janet Martin Janet Martin says:

    Closer to a 5 than a 4 I was blown away by the timeliness of this plot, with shenanigans by North Korea and China at the forefront and cyber security in the center The torture scenes were hard to take, but Lancet s action scenes are top notch He is clearly one of the best authors of action thrillers writing today.


  5. Andrew Andrew says:

    The best one so far Lancet gets better with each book.


  6. Kelly D. Kelly D. says:

    I really enjoy the Jim Brodie series and have read all of the books so far I enjoyed The Spy Across the Table, but it is probably my least favourite of the series Some things stuck out that made me really wonder why they were included in the book.For example, the scene in Ni chome with the club host, Brodie and Noda feltlike a caricature than an authentic interaction It didn t land for me That was the most glaring example.This book s pace runs quick like the other books and it brings t I really enjoy the Jim Brodie series and have read all of the books so far I enjoyed The Spy Across the Table, but it is probably my least favourite of the series Some things stuck out that made me really wonder why they were included in the book.For example, the scene in Ni chome with the club host, Brodie and Noda feltlike a caricature than an authentic interaction It didn t land for me That was the most glaring example.This book s pace runs quick like the other books and it brings the suspense I appreciate Barry Lancet s notes on authenticity.One of my most favorite things about the series is the celebration of cuisine, and the foodie scenes in this book did not disappoint, although I was disappointed with no Noda soba noodle slurping scene


  7. Wesley Britton Wesley Britton says:

    You can tell from the titles of author Barry Lancet s previous three novels featuring reluctant PI Jim Brodie that the writer likes to draw on his deep knowledge of Japan in his globe trotting adventures Japantown, Tokyo Kill, and Pacific Burn In these books, Lancet shows off what he s learned from his considerable experience living and working in Japan for over 25 years, where he edited books on Japanese history, arts, and philosophy.Now, The Spy Across the Table might spend much of its time You can tell from the titles of author Barry Lancet s previous three novels featuring reluctant PI Jim Brodie that the writer likes to draw on his deep knowledge of Japan in his globe trotting adventures Japantown, Tokyo Kill, and Pacific Burn In these books, Lancet shows off what he s learned from his considerable experience living and working in Japan for over 25 years, where he edited books on Japanese history, arts, and philosophy.Now, The Spy Across the Table might spend much of its time in Washington D.c and San Francisco, but Brodie again shows off how much of a Japan and Asiatic expert his character is, not to mention how much Brodie learned in his father s Tokyo security firm, especially regarding physical combat, and how he can be pulled into strange murder mysteries against his will In this case, Brodie witnesses the shooting deaths of two of his close friends on a Kennedy Center opera stage which sets him off into trying to track down the killer At first glance, these deaths during a Kabuki play might not make anyone think of international espionage, but in short order Brodie is called into action by the U.S s First Lady despite the unhappiness of American intelligence agencies over his participation Just why does the President think Brodie can contribute to an investigation when National Security agents are all over the case Then, Brodie is involved with Chinese and North Korean interests in a murky game revolving around a somewhat bizarre and inexplicable kidnapping, most particularly in a duel with Chinese spy Zhou, the man Brodie matches wits with across restaurant tables And that s just the first half of the novel Readers unfamiliar with the previous Brodie tales need not worry about knowing what went on in Brodie s life before Spy as there are apparently no integrated plotlines linking the books From time to time, we get summaries of what happened in those yarns Perhaps the earlier novels revealedabout his character as we don t learn much in the new book about who he is beyond his own actions and choices, at least for the first 100 pages or so Character development isn t the point and I often thought of detective stories of the 40s and 50s where hard boiled gumshoes tracked down their prey with little introspection or second guessing of their actions Like such pulp adventures narrated in the first person, Lancet quickly drops us into a fast paced story with Brodie chasing a killer through the back rooms of a theatre before the chase widens far beyond that of a seemingly pointless double murder in the U.S capital Then, Brodie travels to Japan, his home turf, and that s when we begin to learn much about his family, friendships, and love life Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic of this story is Brodie s bad luck at finding himself ensnared in increasingly impossible situations and his skill an fortitude in extricating himself from dilemmas that would end the careers of many another hero Lancet is very good at presenting surprise after surprise In fact, that s my favorite characteristic of the book, that no matter what hot water Jim Brodie is plunged into, he s able to find very unexpected ways out of danger So if you like your thrillers fusing espionage with murder mysteries, set in locations vividly described, and moving at a fast, dense clip withtwists and turns than many another author s entire canon might provide, The Spy Across the Table should be very diverting summer reading.This review first appeared at BookPleasures.com May 22, 2017goo.gl SQHKYv


  8. John McKenna John McKenna says:

    The Spy Across The TableMysterious Book Report No 290by John Dwaine McKennaAlthough prognostication and predicting the future isn t what we normally do here at the MBR, there s always exceptions, and this is one I m gonna stick my neck all the way out to the cut on the dotted line tattoo and forecast the near future In about a week and a half June 20th to be exact a new thriller will be released that I think will be the hottest read of the summer season, if not the whole year I know, I know, The Spy Across The TableMysterious Book Report No 290by John Dwaine McKennaAlthough prognostication and predicting the future isn t what we normally do here at the MBR, there s always exceptions, and this is one I m gonna stick my neck all the way out to the cut on the dotted line tattoo and forecast the near future In about a week and a half June 20th to be exact a new thriller will be released that I think will be the hottest read of the summer season, if not the whole year I know, I know, that s a bold statement, but it s one helluva bold book.The Spy Across The Table, Simon Schuster, 26.00, 435 pages, ISBN 978 1 4767 9491 4 by Barry Lancet, is the fourth and most electrifying installment of his highly acclaimed, widely praised Jim Brodie series of international thriller mysteries Brodie, a San Francisco art dealer specializing in high end Japanese antiques, just wants to be an ordinary guy, a widower and single parent of a precocious and endearing seven year old daughter named Jennybut circumstances and a most unique skill set prevent that from ever happening That s because he grew up in Tokyo, where his father owned an investigative agency Brodie s a martial arts master, an expert in the art, antiquities, history and culture of Japanand speaks, reads and writes fluent Japanese He s also the half owner of Brodie Investigative Services in Tokyo and works with the San Francisco Police Department on cases involving Japanese Americans, or whenever a liaison to their community is needed.As The Spy Across The Table begins, Jim Brodie is in Washington D.C He s attending a Kabuki play at the Kennedy Center Opera House with Mike Dillman, his college roomie and close friend Mikey, as Brodie calls him, is a production designer in Hollywood, making sets for the movies He s there to meet Sharon Tanaka, a world famous designer from Japan, and another Brodie friend and contact Brodie himself was there to enjoy the Kabuki art form and introduce the designers, who ve never met But mere moments after the play begins and the pair are just getting to know each other, an assassin shoots and kills them Brodie intercedes, but loses the fight and the gunman a spanish speaking professional killer manages his escape, unknown, undetected and unharmed Brodie is devastated, vows revenge and is summoned to the White Housewhere he is given a directive he can t refuse The order puts him at odds with the security services of four different nations, puts him in the crosshairs of the most deadly spy in China and puts him physically into a place he probably won t survive, all while trying to rescue a hostage whose mind contains enough coding secrets to unlock the deepest vaults of American s NSA super computers Her name is Annaand she s the only daughter of Sharon Tanaka The action, and the mystery starts with the first sentenceMikey was shot because he begged me for a favor and I compliedthen expands, deepens and darkens in every chapter thereafter with a twisted intensity that even Niccolo Machiavelli would appreciate The threats, suspense, double crosses and heart stopping thrills never end in this chilling, and realistic masterpiece that could be tomorrow s international news If you re a fan of Flynn, Meltzer, or Dan Brown, you ll be all in with enthusiasm for Barry Lancet and his good guy PI, Jim Brodie He s tough, unusual, honest and absolutely awesome


  9. Tom Johnson Tom Johnson says:

    A Thrill Ride A Minute Jim Brodie is in Washington DC visiting the Kennedy Center to watch his Japanese friend s Kabuki performance when the Japanese designer and another friend are murdered Afterwards, he is approached by the Secret Service and taken before the First Lady The stage designer was also a college friend of hers, and she wants Brodie to investigate the murders you would think the FBI would be called in No sooner does he take the case, than Homeland Security agents let by Tom A Thrill Ride A Minute Jim Brodie is in Washington DC visiting the Kennedy Center to watch his Japanese friend s Kabuki performance when the Japanese designer and another friend are murdered Afterwards, he is approached by the Secret Service and taken before the First Lady The stage designer was also a college friend of hers, and she wants Brodie to investigate the murders you would think the FBI would be called in No sooner does he take the case, than Homeland Security agents let by Tom Swelley begin harassing him and beats him up The case getstangled in Japan when he brings the Brodie Detective Agency into the Japanese end of the case Korean gangsters kidnap the daughter of the Japanese designer at the funeral, and Brodie discovers she is being transferred to North Korea He must intercept the transfer, and heads to South Korea with a Marine combat squad to stop them from entering a tunnel on the DMZ However, the team was spotted and the girl is moved to the border with China Now Brodie must enter China, but tangles with the Chinese spy, Zhou, and is captured and turned over to Chinese torturers This is all great stuff in movies and fiction.This was a nonstop thrill a minute ride, with political stumbling blocks along the way It is a well written yarn that kept me turning the pages There were some things I didn t like about it, mostly the portrayal of agents in our intelligence departments Men like Tom Swelley would have been dismissed long before he got out of hand Everyone has a boss, and heads roll when agents go amok Another thing is our Ambassadors they do not go against the President of the United States They represent the president The actions of the American Ambassador to Japan was beyond imbecilic And finally, let s look at torture Yes, torture does exist, and it is horrible But I can guarantee the Chinese would have obtained what they wanted from Brodie within hours without torture, they didn t need to use physical torture to get the information they wanted But Brodie goes through many days of torture Now, what happens to a person after they have been tortured for days on end They don t get up and fight, or cross China in an automobile They need physical and mental therapy for months before they can perform anything close to normal I won t even discuss the subject of a Chinese spy rescuing Brodie, except to say it wouldn t happen Still, with all these things I didn t like with the story, this is a work of fiction, and as such, it is very entertaining, and I highly recommend it to readers


  10. Amy Rogers Amy Rogers says:

    I m a big fan of Barry Lancet s novels, the Jim Brodie series of international action thrillers that are largely set in Japan Book 4 The Spy Across the Table was just released I opened to page 1 and in the first line I was reminded of why I enjoy Lancet s writing so much Mikey was shot because he begged me for a favor and I complied The narrator and protagonist, Jim Brodie, is a singular character in modern genre fiction Brodie is most passionate about art and antiques, particularly the J I m a big fan of Barry Lancet s novels, the Jim Brodie series of international action thrillers that are largely set in Japan Book 4 The Spy Across the Table was just released I opened to page 1 and in the first line I was reminded of why I enjoy Lancet s writing so much Mikey was shot because he begged me for a favor and I complied The narrator and protagonist, Jim Brodie, is a singular character in modern genre fiction Brodie is most passionate about art and antiques, particularly the Japanese objects that he sells in his antiques shop in San Francisco But the character like the author has also lived in Japan for a long time Brodie s father left him a private security agency in Tokyo, which Jim continues to own and operate In previous books, it was this connection to the agency which landed him in trouble In Spy, Brodie s involvement begins with a personal tragedy a vendetta to find out who murdered his friend This quest quickly spins out of control into something much larger, involving governments and the Chinese super spy of the title Did Lancet know that North Korea and tensions in East Asia would make his plot so timely As with previous novels in this series, the book is full of insights into Japanese culture, art, and history Also as previously, Brodie is a reluctant fighter but he is a master of hand to hand combat, and Lancet writes the fight scenes in spectacular fashion What is different this time is a much darker tone Spy is Brodie s most wrenching experience yet, messing with his mind, his heart and soul, and definitely his body If a character is revealed by the choices he makes in the most difficult circumstances, then Jim Brodie bares his soul in this book After all he suffered, what kind of man will he become in the next book We ll find out in a year or two, I expect, with a book 5 which I will be eager to read.I was given a free digital ARC of this book, with no promises


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