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looking for a certain spy story from awhile ago
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Posted on 12/06/2012 12:17:29 AM PST by Secret Agent Man

Was looking for a spy story I had read an excerpt of in a Omni magazine back in the 1980s.

It was about two brothers who were orphans who were raised to be spies. in the book it makes mention that there is a safe house/zone that many retired spies go to, and nobody is allowed to kill anyone there. the younger brother, who in his 30s, sneaks in, and kills an old spy he had an issue with, i believe te old guy killed a friend or mentor of his. the whole community finds out he is the killer, and goes out to kill him for breaking the no-kill rule. a younger spy winds up having a knife fight with him, and kills the brother.

was wondering if anyone here knew the book, and/or author. i would like to find te book and read it again. there's more to it , i remember.


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1 posted on 12/06/2012 12:17:32 AM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Secret Agent Man

Dang, I used to love Omni.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 12:23:27 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

I accidentally found an issue of Omni online:
https://archive.org/stream/omni-magazine-1991-11/OMNI_1991_11#page/n3/mode/2up


3 posted on 12/06/2012 12:47:09 AM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: andyk

Better link:
http://archive.org/details/omni-magazine


4 posted on 12/06/2012 12:48:58 AM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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5 posted on 12/06/2012 12:51:23 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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could it be the brotherhood of the rose by david morrell...its part of a trilogy.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 12:53:34 AM PST by rotundusmaximus (1Kings19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baa)
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pls remove my multiple dup posts. thanks


17 posted on 12/06/2012 1:02:12 AM PST by rotundusmaximus (1Kings19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baa)
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To: Secret Agent Man

#6 is correct, there was a very good tv-movie about that time...the two spies loved candy bars from their mentor.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 1:05:59 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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the two spies loved candy bars from their mentor.

Is that what they're calling it nowadays?

Regards,

19 posted on 12/06/2012 1:15:24 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Its the trilogy mentioned, repeatedly, in the posts by rotundusmaxmus.
An excellent series. Morrell was on target in the mid-80s. Went a bit flat after this series.

Trivia....it also contain some of the earliest references to Krav Maga training by the Mossad. Although no name is given to it.
20 posted on 12/06/2012 4:56:17 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: alexander_busek
no.. they weren't "My Buddy" candy bars. :-P

21 posted on 12/06/2012 8:11:08 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: Tainan; All

Thanks to everyone who responded, it was this series by Morrell. From the pdf I found it looks like there were four books, the copy I looked up broke it up into 4 books.

Yeah, I did notice it referenced the whole Krav Maga thing without actually calling it that. One of the first more realistic fiction novels I read concerning actual fighting.

Sad however today it’s doubtful it would have worked out well for the guy. Too much technology would stop people or alert others well before - plus telephone technology is so monitored, doubtful it would’ve worked out for him.


22 posted on 12/06/2012 3:55:38 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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