Bishop's Endgame

Coming soon

Bishop's Endgame

Coming soon


"Laced with absurdity & stylistically daring... Beckner's a razzle-dazzle showman at the top of the thriller heap." EDITOR'S PICK, Publishers Weekly

"Brilliantly executed...these are first-class spy novels with a smart, gritty atmosphere." - CHARLES CUMMING, New York Times & Sunday Times Best-selling Author of KENNEDY 35 and BOX 88"

Beckner is an utterly distinctive voice in spy fiction. Nobody captures...espionage quite like Beckner. Cerebral and unvarnished, with dialogue so sharp it's like dancing on hot coals." - I.S. BERRY, Author of The Peacock and the Sparrow, A New Yorker & NPR Best Book of the Year

Tom Bishop: All right, so what else? What else do I need to know?
Nathan Muir: Put away some money so you can die someplace warm. And don't ever touch it. Not for anyone. Ever.
Bishop: Okay, is that it?
Nathan Muir: Don't ever risk your life for an asset. If it comes down to you or them...send flowers.

Ten years have passed since Nathan Muir rescued Tom Bishop from a Suzhou Prison and escaped the CIA for good. Now, all his former agents have suddenly vanished leaving the CIA blinded around the globe.

Then a coded message comes in from Malaysia with astonishing news: a lone spy has survived the mysterious purge. There's just one catch. He'll only reveal himself to the man Langley trusts less and despises more than Nathan Muir: Tom Bishop...

"Startling secrets... Double crossings... Explosive action... A marvelous narrator ignites an engaging story of spies, deceit, and murky history." KIRKUS REVIEWS


"A mesmerizing, sophisticated and hugely successful espionage novel that echoes - and even rivals - Conrad's Heart of Darkness." Best Thrillers Reviews"A chess game...laid out in the real world of espionage." BRAD PITT, Spy Game

Told by remarkably hapless but doggedly faithful CIA lawyer Russell Aiken, in Bishop's Endgame, Tom Bishop and Nathan Muir will have their final face-off along a border between two countries, two centuries, two world orders; between life and death and two versions of themselves: who they want to be and who the Spy Game makes them.

"A thinking man's thriller... A real adrenaline blast... I loved it!" ROBERT REDFORD, Spy Game

Buy Now and return to the world of Nathan Muir and Tom Bishop but be warned: in Spy Game, "It's not how you play the game... It's how the game plays you."



"In a nutshell, the mythology of Nathan Muir is nothing short of epic, and nothing he says or does should be ignored. Electric from the get-go, Beckner's sequel is a supercharged fireball, a raging inferno of action and thrill." - RECOMMENDED

US Review

"This mission doesn’t disappoint, offering a twisty, convincingly rendered spy story alive with smart prose, incisive attention to Company tradecraft... Lovers of epic, complex espionage thrillers will devour this sprawling Spy Game sequel." EDITOR'S CHOICE

Publishers Weekly Booklife

KALEIDOSCOPE does for the CIA what THE SOPRANOS did for the mob... The function and dysfunction of a whole family where the patriarch is ensnared in a dark and dangerous world.


An utterly distinctive voice in spy fiction. Nobody captures espionage quite like Beckner. Cerebral and unvarnished, with dialogue so sharp it's like dancing on hot coals.

I.S. BERRY - Author of THE PEACOCK AND THE SPARROW, A New Yorker & NPR Best Book of the Year & Edgar Award Nominee

You can set off a million firecrackers, but if you don’t have a story to tell, you have nothing but smoke... Michael Frost Beckner’s electrifying script is a thinking man’s thriller... A real adrenaline blast… I loved it!

Robert Redford

A chess game... laid out on the real world of espionage.

Brad Pitt

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