Jack McColl

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

Jack of Spies Summary

Jack McColl is a globe-trotting salesman for a luxury car firm. He is also a part-time spy for the fledgling Secret Service on the eve of the First World War.

As 1913 ends he is in China, checking out the German naval base at Tsingtao between automobile demonstrations in Peking and Shanghai. Caitlin Hanley is a young Irish American journalist with the sort of views that most British men would find dangerously advanced.

McColl is no exception, but once captivated he finds himself unwilling to give her up - even when Caitlin's radical politics and family connections threaten to compromise his secret career. Then the pair become involved in a plot that threatens the empire in its hour of greatest need....

©2017 David Downing (P)2017 Oakhill Publishing
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • Jack of Spies

    • By: David Downing
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Jack McColl is a globe-trotting salesman for a luxury car firm. He is also a part-time spy for the fledgling Secret Service on the eve of the First World War. As 1913 ends he is in China, checking out the German naval base at Tsingtao between automobile demonstrations in Peking and Shanghai. Caitlin Hanley is a young Irish American journalist with the sort of views that most British men would find dangerously advanced.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Jack of Spies.

    • By JOHN M. on 25-04-17

    Regular price: £34.39

  • Book 2

    One Man's Flag cover art
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.

    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.

  • Book 3

    • Lenin's Roller Coaster

    • By: David Downing
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The third Jack McColl espionage thriller by David Downing (also the author of the WWII Station series) brings together two lovers in Bolshevik Russia. 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, where German influence is strong. As he quickly realizes, the mission only becomes more dangerous the closer he gets to its heart.

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 4

    • The Dark Clouds Shining

    • By: David Downing
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    London, 1921: Ex-Secret Service spy Jack McColl is in prison serving time for assaulting a cop. McColl has been embittered by the Great War. He can't stomach spying for the British Empire anymore. He's also heartbroken. The love of his life, radical journalist Caitlin Hanley, parted ways with him three years earlier so she could offer her services to the Communist revolution in Moscow. Then his former Secret Service boss offers McColl the chance to escape his jail sentence if he takes a dangerous and unofficial assignment in Russia, where McColl is already a wanted man.

    Regular price: £28.89