I posted brief reviews of three espionage books by Robert Littell on my main site today. The books are The Company, The Defection of A. J. Lewinter and The Visiting Professor. Murder is never far away in that world. Obviously, The Company was just a big TV miniseries (which I thought was quite good, if very depressing). Hope you find them useful. The books paint a detailed picture of the CIA and the Cold War, using the approaches of historical fiction, biting satire and humor (nice breadth for an author). After discussing Littell, I briefly mentioned Ross Thomas, who wrote so well on the cold war and other subjects, but doesn't get much attention as far as I can tell.
Any thoughts on these topics? Is the CIA, during or after the cold war, good background for more novels, or is there enough written already, leading us to look elsewhere?
Or, stated more broadly,
What effects do the recent glut of books, movies and TV shows on CIA revelations, "real" even if fictionalized, have on people's thoughts about whether the subject is overexposed for now?