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Honour Among Spies is my second espionage novel. It continues where The Righteous Spy ended.


Honour Among Spies follows the fortunes of Eli Amiram, Mossad's star spy runner and a man who's fighting his conscience, the organisation he works for and Israel's enemies. Eli comes up with an audacious plot to sell doctored drones to Russia but to do that he has to betray the people closest to him.

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Praise for The Righteous Spy

'A tense, compelling thriller, The Righteous Spy combines the high drama of a spy story with a clear-eyed telling of the grubby compromises and betrayals that are the reality of agents' lives. With vividly drawn characterisation and a gripping plot, I couldn't put it down'
Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange


'Le Carre meets Homeland, The Righteous Spy is a must read for fans of fast paced and intelligent thrillers'
Leigh Russell, author of the million-copy selling DI Geraldine Steel series


'Intriguing and atmospheric. Merle Nygate is a writer to watch'

Charles Cumming, Sunday Times Bestselling author of Box 88


'It is extremely well-plotted and full of suspense'

Arnold Taylor, Crime Review


'There is no black and white just varying shades of grey, this is the twilight zone all good spy novels should reflect. Gripping and well written, fans of a serious spy fiction will love this'
Paul Burke, NB Magazine


'Modern Day Len Deighton-style page turner'

Wayne Kelly, Joined Up Writing Podcast


'The ending - no spoilers! - is a tour de force. Merle Nygate is an exciting new voice in spy fiction'
Isabelle Grey, author of The Special Girls and Wrong Way Home


'Relentless goes where le Carre fears to tread. Merle Nygate's characters, their tradecraft and their dramas leap off the page in a spy tale that is as gripping as it is authentic'
Martin Fletcher, author of Promised Land


'Ambiguous, intricate and deliberately deceptive, The Righteous Spy should satisfy any true espionage enthusiast. It's the literary equivalent of a painstaking jigsaw puzzle: one where you can't see the true picture until the very last piece is in place'
Rowena Hoseason, Murder Mayhem and More





the righteous spy by merle nygate

The Righteous Spy is a shocking page turner that portrays a clandestine world in which moral transgressions serve higher causes. A must-read for fans of Homeland, Fauda and The Americans, it will also appeal to readers of Charles Cumming and John le Carre. Eli Amiran is Mossad's star spy runner and the man responsible for bringing unparalleled intelligence to the Israeli agency. Now, he's leading an audacious operation in the UK that feeds his ambition but threatens his conscience. The British and the Americans have intel Mossad desperately need. To force MI6 and the CIA into sharing their priceless information, Eli and his maverick colleague Rafi undertake a risky mission to trick their allies: faking a terrorist plot on British soil. But in the world of espionage, the game is treacherous, opaque and deadly.

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Other Books

The DARKBRIDGE stories

The Righteous Spy was my first espionage novel. Previously I wrote and published Be My Friend, a psychological suspense novel and Mother Care, collected short stories. These are all set in Darkbridge, a fictional village in leafy Surrey, UK, where nothing bad should ever happen.


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