Garrett’s historical spy novels can be enjoyed individually, but they are all linked by shared characters and settings. Garrett’s spy novels are inspired by the works of such great authors as Ken Follett, Helen MacInnes, Alan Furst, and David Downing.
Series: Martin Schuller, Spy Catcher
The Spy Catcher books are old-fashioned thriller novels (more about suspense than explosions and car chases) that follow the exploits of Martin Schuller, a principled and cerebral American spy-catcher working against Nazi plots during World War 2. This was a period when the United States was just beginning to build a functioning intelligence operation, so men like Martin had to make a lot of stuff up as they went along. Martin is a complicated anti-hero with a lot of personal baggage, but a strong moral compass, and a determination to prevent Nazism from taking over the world.
Hidden Among Us (2018)
Spy Tango (2020)
The Swiss Conspiracy (2021)
Series: Tales of the Bohemian Resistance
These books are also old-fashioned thriller novels (more about suspense than explosions and car chases) that follow the adventures and struggles of American musician Oliver Carmichael and his bohemian friends in World War 2 France. Oliver is a committed individualist who is frustrated by the restrictions imposed by the Nazi occupation, and by the Vichy reactionaries, and is pulled into the French Resistance fight against the oppressors. In the process, he is drawn into the shadowy world of espionage in a world at war.