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David Downing


David Downing

David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of six books in the John Russell espionage series, set in WWII Berlin: ZOO STATION, SILESIAN STATION, STETTIN STATION, POTSDAM STATION, LEHRTER STATION and MASARYK STATION, and the nonfiction work, SEALING THEIR FATE: The Twenty-Two Days That Decided World War II. He lives with his wife in Guildford, England.

David Downing

Books by David Downing

by David Downing - Espionage, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, History, Spy Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Winter 1917: As a generation of Europe’s young men perish on the Eastern and Western fronts, British spy Jack McColl is assigned a sabotage mission deep in Central Asia. Meanwhile, the woman he loves, Irish-American radical journalist Caitlin Hanley, is in Bolshevik Russia, thrilled to have the chance to cover the Revolution. But four years of bloody war have taken their toll on all of Europe, and Jack and Caitlin’s relationship may become another casualty. Caitlin’s political convictions have always been for progress, feminism and socialism --- often diametrically opposed to the conservative goals of the British Empire Jack serves. Up until now, Jack and Caitlin have managed to set aside their allegiances and stay faithful to each other, but the stakes of their affair have risen too high.

by David Downing - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Jack McColl, a spy for His Majesty’s Secret Service, is stationed in India, charged with defending the Empire against Bengali terrorists and their German allies. In England, meanwhile, suffragette journalist Caitlin Hanley begins the business of rebuilding her life after the execution of her brother --- an IRA sympathizer whose terrorist plot was foiled by Caitlin’s own ex-lover, the very same Jack McColl. The threat of a Rising in Dublin alarms McColl’s bosses as much as it dazzles Caitlin. If another Irish plot brings them back together, will it be as enemies or lovers?

by David Downing - Espionage, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Jack McColl has always hoped to make a job for himself as a spy. As his sales calls take him from city to great city, he moonlights collecting intelligence for His Majesty's Navy. With a geopolitical catastrophe brewing, he soon realizes what his aspirations may cost him. Meanwhile, an American suffragette journalist has wiled her way deep into his affections, and it’s not long before he realizes that her family might be embroiled in the Irish Republican movement his bosses are fighting against.

by David Downing - Historical Fiction

John Russell is tracked down by Soviet agent Shchepkin, who helped Russell survive war, to repay that war-time debt. He has no choice, but to be sent back to Germany and take up a cover as an investigative journalist and hand over US intelligence reports on the German Communist Party. Will John every be able to leave the past behind?