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Double Cross

Author : Ben Macintyre
ISBN : 9781408821404
Genre : History
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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

Author : Sam Giancana
ISBN : 9781510711259
Genre : True Crime
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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

Author : James Patterson
ISBN : 9780755387137
Genre : Fiction
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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

Author : Malorie Blackman
ISBN : 9781407044873
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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

Author : James David Jordan
ISBN : 9780805447545
Genre : Fiction
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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.

The Case Of The Double Cross

Author : Crosby Bonsall
ISBN : 1442043083
Genre : Clubs
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It takes perseverance, ingenuity, and the baffling appearance of little bearded men writing messages in code before Marigold and her friends can prove their worthiness to join the boys' exclusive Private Eyes Club

Deceptions And Doublecross

Author : Morey Holzman
ISBN : 1550024132
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The story of the rise of the NHL as the only major hockey league in North America.

The Doublecross

Author : Jackson Pearce
ISBN : 1619639394
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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.

Double Cross

Author : Terri Reed
ISBN : 9781426822360
Genre : Fiction
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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

Author : Don Pendleton
ISBN : 9781460310502
Genre : Fiction
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MIAMI HEAT Dozens are killed in a bloody attack outside a West Palm Beach courthouse when two Haitian gang leaders break out their brethren as a show of power over the city. Mack Bolan is sent in to neutralize the situation but finds that things have escalated. The two bosses have ambitions to rule the Miami underworld and have teamed with an arms-dealing motorcycle club to make it happen—promising pain to anyone who gets in their way. While the police department and local residents are too frightened to fight back, Bolan is not—especially after finding the battered remains of the gang's innocent victims. The leaders of this crime ring may have risen from the streets, but the Executioner is prepared to send them down to hell.

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