Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Honorable Spy

Exposing Japanese Military Intrigue in the United States

Cover image for


Author: John L. Spivak
Published: 1939
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,429 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.1
LoC Category: JZ
Downloads: 2,774
Added to site: 2010.09.12 28986

In this small volume I consider a few aspects of espionage and what seem to be preparations for sabotaging the peace and security of the United States by secret Japanese agents who have frequently been working with Nazi agents. The area studied is only one strategic center of American defense, and by the very nature of the subject this study is incomplete even as a sketchy outline. It is offered only as an indication of what one of the aggressor powers is doing.

Show Excerpt

He stared out of the window at San Francisco stretched below us. "Just to check," he said uncertainly. "Just to be sure somebody dosn't try to misuse the credentials in any way."

"If it's only to check, why sign reports with secret code numbers? What kind of reports do you expect?"

"Well you see they don't have to send any in unless there's something special to report."

"Then what you're actually building is an intelligence service as well as a secret army?"

"It's not a secret army" he began.

"What would you call it code numbers, confidential reports, secrecy as to its backers and those who finance it. I believe you're spending a lot of money for printing, mailing, sending out organizers and maintaining offices in San Francisco and Washington, D. C. Who's putting up all that money?"

"Say!" he exploded. "Why do I have to answer these questions?"

I ignored the query and continued taking detailed notes on his typewri

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

I live in Calif. and had no idea about the Japanese military espionage going on in California and Mexico. We're lucky they weren't able to carry out their intrigues. This was well written.



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Lincoln Cole
When Lincoln Cole is not writing code as a computer programmer, he enjoys writing action-packed paranormal thrillers. Raven's Peak, the first book in his World on Fire series, has impressed most readers and boasts an almost-perfect review score on Amazon. As our author of the day, Cole chats about how his world travels have influenced his writing, reveals how he manages to remain on schedule and talks about creating complex characters.
Read full interview...