Double Cross

  • Filename: double-cross.
  • ISBN: 9781408821404
  • Release Date: 2012-03-27
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Ben Macintyre
  • Publisher: A&C Black



D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the 150,000-strong invasion force. The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence - the Bletchley Park code-breakers, MI5, MI6, SOE, Scientific Intelligence, the FBI and the French Resistance. But at its heart was the 'Double Cross System', a team of double agents controlled by the secret Twenty Committee, so named because twenty in Roman numerals forms a double cross. The key D-Day spies were just five in number, and one of the oddest military units ever assembled: a bisexual Peruvian playgirl, a tiny Polish fighter pilot, a Serbian seducer, a wildly imaginative Spaniard with a diploma in chicken farming, and a hysterical Frenchwoman whose obsessive love for her pet dog very nearly wrecked the entire deception. Their enterprise was saved from catastrophe by a shadowy sixth spy whose heroic sacrifice is here revealed for the first time. Under the direction of an eccentric but brilliant intelligence officer in tartan trousers, working from a smoky lair in St James's, these spies would weave a web of deception so intricate that it ensnared Hitler's army and helped to carry thousands of troops across the Channel in safety. These double agents were, variously, brave, treacherous, fickle, greedy and inspired. They were not conventional warriors, but their masterpiece of deceit saved countless lives. Their codenames were Bronx, Brutus, Treasure, Tricycle and Garbo. This is their story.

Double Cross

  • Filename: double-cross.
  • ISBN: 9781510711259
  • Release Date: 2016-11-01
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Sam Giancana
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.



One of the most feared Chicago mobsters Sam Giancana clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al Capone. He was known as one of the best vehicle escape artists, a tenacious business man, and a ruthless killer. He partied with major stars such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and did business with agents ranging from the CIA to the Vatican to the shah of Iran. When politician Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, Giancana jumped at the task. But the Kennedy brothers double-crossed him, waging full-out war on organized crime throughout the United States. And Giancana went after them. Written with suspense and conviction, we learn about how the CIA asked Giancana to assassinate Fidel Castro. The book includes Giancana's testimony about the truth of his involvement in the deaths of Monroe and others, among others. Chuck Giancana, Sam's brother, contributes a unique perspective of the mobs relationship with the Bay of Pigs and many other pivotal events of the 60's and beyond. Double Cross is an eye-opening account of the interworking of the government and the mob and how this relationship has impacted American history.

Double Cross

  • Filename: double-cross.
  • ISBN: 9780755387137
  • Release Date: 2011-04-28
  • Number of pages: 332
  • Author: James Patterson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Just when Alex Cross's life is calming down, he's drawn back into the game to confront the Audience Killer - a terrifying genius who stages his killings as public spectacles in Washington, DC and broadcasts them live on the net. In Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return. From his maximum-security prison cell, Kyle Craig has spent years plotting his escape and revenge. Craig prefers to work alone, but if joining forces with DC's Audience Killer helps him to get the man who put him away - Alex Cross - then so be it ...

Double Cross

  • Filename: double-cross.
  • ISBN: 9781407044873
  • Release Date: 2008-12-29
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Malorie Blackman
  • Publisher: Random House



Just this once . . . Please let me get away with it just this once . . . Tobey wants a better life - for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some money just for making a few 'deliveries', just this once, would it hurt to say 'yes'? One small decision can change everything . . . The fourth novel in Malorie Blackman's powerful Noughts & Crosses sequence.

Double Cross

  • Filename: double-cross.
  • ISBN: 1452905967
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author:
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press



Double Cross

  • Filename: double-cross.
  • ISBN: 1414367112
  • Release Date: 2012-07-20
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Sigmund Brouwer
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.



Set in an experimental community on Mars in the year 2039, the Robot Wars series features 14-year-old virtual reality specialist Tyce Sanders. Life on the red planet is not always easy, but it is definitely exciting. Tyce finds that the mysteries of the planet point to his greatest discovery—a new relationship with God. He talks about his growing faith and curiosity in a manner that kids can relate to. Each book contains two exciting adventures. In the first adventure of Double Cross, Tyce makes a startling discovery–one that could change life for everyone in the universe. That is, if Tyce lives to uncover the truth. In the second adventure, a deadly comet catapults toward Mars. Can Tyce figure out how to stop it before it destroys the colony? Robot Wars is a repackaged and updated version of Mars Diaries. There are now five books in the series; each book contains two stories. These new books contain a foreword about how far science has brought us.

The Doublecross

  • Filename: the-doublecross.
  • ISBN: 1619639394
  • Release Date: 2016-06-14
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Jackson Pearce
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens



Everyone in twelve-year-old Hale's family is a spy going way back. They've all worked for the Sub Rosa Society, an elite organization that's so top secret that new agents aren't recruited; they're born. His parents may be the ultimate spy team at SRS, but Hale isn't your typical stealthy spy--he is, as his mother puts it, "big-boned," and as some of his classmates put it, "fat." Still, he's convinced he will someday be a great field agent. After all, it's his legacy. But when both his mother and father disappear while on a secret mission--likely captured by the SRS's number one enemy--it's Hale's time to step up and (with a little help from his acrobat-cheerleader little sister) save the day. With a hilarious and charismatic cast of characters, popular teen author Jackson Pearce dives into the middle-grade arena.

Deceptions and Doublecross

  • Filename: deceptions-and-doublecross.
  • ISBN: 1550024132
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Morey Holzman
  • Publisher: Dundurn



The story of the rise of the NHL as the only major hockey league in North America.

Double Cross

  • Filename: double-cross.
  • ISBN: 9780805447545
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 387
  • Author: James David Jordan
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group



When Taylor Pasbury discovers the body of a former client's top assistant, all of the evidence points to embezzlement and suicide, but soon, Taylor's mom, who walked out when Taylor was nine, reappears and leads Taylor down a twisting path of danger and deceit--a path that leads to the spot where Taylor's father died. Original.

Double Cross

  • Filename: double-cross.
  • ISBN: 9781448136193
  • Release Date: 2012-03-31
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Patrick Woodrow
  • Publisher: Random House



When Ed Strachan's parents were killed in a horrific car crash eighteen years ago, they left their son a miserly inheritance: the memory of a mangled nursery rhyme and a cufflink inscribed with a single set of coordinates. But eighteen years later when a beautiful girl tries to poison Ed and steal the cufflink he guesses it may have greater significance than he had imagined. Christine Molyneux is just the first of many who will stop at nothing to get hold of it. Ed is soon prime suspect in a complicated homicide and immersed in a mystery that goes back way before his parent's death. It is a mystery that lies hidden off a coral island in the South China Sea; that has already cost thousands of lives and that will cost many more before it sees the light of day again. Fans of Clive Cussler will love Double Cross: a breathtaking mixture of mystery, action and undersea adventure.

Double Cross

  • Filename: double-cross.
  • ISBN: 9781426822360
  • Release Date: 2008-09-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Terri Reed
  • Publisher: Steeple Hill



The struggling orchid farm on the lush island of Maui is Kiki Brill's pride and joy. And she's not about to lose it, no matter how much money Ryan McClain is offering for her family's land. But it's becoming clear that the "accidents" threatening her peaceful life are really acts of sabotage. The wealthy, handsome businessman, once the prime suspect, is beginning to seem like her last hope. Now, if only she can bring herself to trust him with her home, her heritage—and her heart.

Double Cross

  • Filename: double-cross.
  • ISBN: 9780758909169
  • Release Date: 1981
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Jack T. Chick
  • Publisher: Chick Publications



Alberto Part 2 After his salvation, former priest Alberto Rivera is a hunted man. No Jesuit can leave his order alive! He reveals the infiltration of Protestant organizations, and warns of false "brethren" in our midst.

Double Cross Blind

  • Filename: double-cross-blind.
  • ISBN: 9780307278517
  • Release Date: 2006-07-25
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Joel N. Ross
  • Publisher: Anchor



December 1, 1941It is seven days before the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Days that are numbered for Sondegger, a Nazi spy captured in London while on a mission to take down the Twenty Committee, a German network of spies the British have turned.For American Tom Wall, the days have run together as he awakens to find himself locked in a British military asylum. Wounded and shell-shocked, all he knows is that his brother, Earl, betrayed Tom’s unit in Crete, causing one of the bloodiest masacres of the war.Now Tom has to pretend to be his brother, and try to force Sondegger to reveal what he knows about the Twenty Committee. But Sondegger also knows about the Japanese plan of attack, and Tom may be able to prevent it. But should he?An electrifying debut that combines political insight with the classic elements of espionage fiction–here is a Nazi spy novel you won’t be able to put down. From the Paperback edition.

Mark Twain and the Novel

  • Filename: mark-twain-and-the-novel.
  • ISBN: 052156168X
  • Release Date: 1998-10-13
  • Number of pages: 265
  • Author: Lawrence Howe
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book provides a fresh look at Twain's major novels such as Life on the Mississippi, Huckleberry Finn and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

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