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Jack of Spies

(2013)
(The first book in the Jack McColl series)
A novel by

 
 
FIRST IN A STUNNING NEW WW1 SPY SERIES FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING 'STATION' NOVELS Jack McColl is a globe-trotting salesman for a luxury car firm. He is also a part-time spy for the fledgling Secret Service on the eve of the First World War, doing London's bidding wherever internal or external enemies threaten the security of the British Empire. As 1913 ends he is in China, checking out the German naval base at Tsingtao between automobile demonstrations in Peking and Shanghai. Caitlin Hanley is a young Irish-American journalist with the sort of views that most British men would find dangerously advanced. McColl is no exception, but once captivated he finds himself unwilling to give her up -- even when Caitlin's radical politi and family connections threaten to compromise his undeclared career as a spy. Then the pair become involved in a plot that threatens the Empire in its hour of greatest need . . .

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"It would already be enough that Jack of Spies is a taut, highly intelligent spy thriller without it being a brilliant historical portrait and a captivating love story to boot. A remarkably engaging world tour of pre-World War One espionage featuring an honorable protagonist begging for a long series." - Lyndsay Faye

"Vividly explores the worldwide intrigues that spawned World War I, through the all-too-human British spy Jack McColl and the lover he betrays." - Francine Mathews


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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jack Of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-4104-6996-4 / 978-1-4104-6996-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jack of Spies (A Jack McColl Novel)
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-61695-268-7 / 978-1-61695-268-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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September 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Jack of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-908699-29-9 / 978-1-908699-29-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jack of Spies (A Jack McColl Novel)
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-61695-886-3 / 978-1-61695-886-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jack of Spies (A Jack McColl Novel)
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-61695-536-8 / 978-1-61695-536-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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June 2014 : Paperback
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Title: [(Jack of Spies)] [ By (author) David Downing ] [June, 2014]
Author(s): David Downing
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jack of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-908699-71-X / 978-1-908699-71-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
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Audio Editions

May 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Jack Of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-78706-103-5 / 978-1-78706-103-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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May 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Jack Of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-78706-139-6 / 978-1-78706-139-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jack of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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April 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Jack of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Jack of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Jack of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-4830-1363-4 / 978-1-4830-1363-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Jack of Spies Lib/E
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-4830-1361-8 / 978-1-4830-1361-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Jack of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-4830-1362-6 / 978-1-4830-1362-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jack of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Jack of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Jack of Spies (A Jack McColl Novel Book 1)
Author(s): David Downing
Publisher: Soho Crime
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September 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Jack of Spies
Author(s): David Downing
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
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