Updated March 20, 2018 by Quincy Miller

The 10 Best Spy Novels

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Agent in Place
Red Sparrow
The Sympathizer

This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Double crosses. Sleeper cells. Turncoat agents. If the mere mention of these things gets your pulse racing, you'll want to pick up a few of these spy novels. Filled with intrigue and espionage, these books will leave you guessing who the good guys are — and where the hours went. Just don't blame us if you find yourself trying to dig up secrets on your friends and co-workers as a result. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best spy novel on Amazon.

10. Slow Horses

9. The Darkling Spy

8. The Faithful Spy

7. Agent in Place

6. Need to Know

5. Red Sparrow

4. House of Spies

3. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

2. The Sympathizer

1. The Alice Network


Quincy Miller
Last updated on March 20, 2018 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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