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BookTrib Exclusive: Brad Meltzer on Magic and the Secret Service in ‘The Escape Artist’

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Magic tricks and the Secret Service may not seem like they have a lot on common, but Brad Meltzer’s new thriller,  The Escape Artist proves otherwise. When a body is found on a plane that fell from the sky, the military quickly identifies the dead woman as Artist-in-Residence Nola Brown.  However, one man, Zig— who has a special connection to Nola— uncovers Nola’s secret: not only is she still alive, but she’s on the run. The witness to something she was never supposed to see, there are more than a few people who would love nothing more than to make sure that Nola disappears permanently. Working together, Zig and Nola do whatever it takes to expose the trickery and deciet by the…

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Anthony Horowitz’s Trigger Mortis Contains Ian Fleming 007 Material

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This fall, James Bond is reporting for duty—in two different stories in two different media, and in two different eras. The man known as 007 will first appear in Trigger Mortis (HarperCollins, September 8, 2015) by Anthony Horowitz, the latest novel bearing the stamp of approval from the estate of Bond creator Ian Fleming. Fleming passed away back in 1964, shortly after the publication of You Only Live Twice, the 12th novel featuring the character who would, thanks to his cinema incarnation, become fiction’s greatest spy. After Fleming’s death, two of his Bond works would be published posthumously: 1965’s The Man with the Golden Gun and a collection of short stories titled Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966). Over the…

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Kingsman: How to be an elite British spy (or at least dress like one)

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With the February 13 release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, we see the return to the screen of one of cinema’s most enduring characters: the British gentleman spy. In Kingsman, that role is filled by Colin Firth (and who better to serve king and country than the man who took home an Oscar for playing the lead in The King’s Speech?). He’s dashing, he’s debonair, and he’s the embodiment of the persona perfected by James Bond and The Avenger’s John Steed. Women want to be with them and men want to be them. And now you can—or you can look like them, at least. And with the right gadgets, a bunch of phony passports and the backing of a clandestine…

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