THE SPY DEVILS: Joe Goldberg’s Next Thriller Set for May Release

On May 26th, The Spy Devils, the latest must-read spy thriller from Joe Goldberg, will finally hit bookstores.

For Goldberg, who last published Secret Wars in 2014, his latest book is a return to the genre at a time when readers are hungry for more espionage. Falling somewhere between Daniel Silva and Joe Finder, The Spy Devils follows Bridger, the leader of a covert team of spies who are tasked with finding a stolen briefcase that holds the key to a larger conspiracy lurking behind the scenes.

Check out the official plot details and cover art below.


A deadly case. An international operative. When a mission turns personal, who will make it out alive?

Trowbridge ‘Bridger’ Hall was raised to kill. Leading a highly trained team of covert agents, he’s loyal to his squad and his country. But when his infamous CIA controller and mother assigns his crew an unusual off-books operation, his finely tuned senses scream danger. 

Hunting a stolen briefcase across the world, his instincts proven lethally correct when one of his men ends up dead. And with potentially ruthless maternal betrayal and treacherous enemies closing in, it’s play or be played in a vicious game of death…

Can he crack the conspiracy before it costs his life?

The Spy Devils is the high-octane first tale in The Spy Devils thriller series. If you like pulse-pounding espionage, explosive action, and insidious double-crosses, then you’ll love Joe Goldberg’s page-turning story.



Joe Goldberg is a former CIA officer who worked for eight years in covert action, information collection, and analysis. During those years, he earned a Meritorious Unit Citation and three Performance Awards. A recipient of numerous other prestigious awards over his thirty years of working in intelligence, Goldberg is a published author and frequent speaker on intelligence subjects.

He has worked over 20 years in corporate competitive intelligence and as an international political consultant.

Readers excited to check out The Spy Devils can pre-order Goldberg’s forthcoming thriller here ahead of its anticipated release here. In the meantime, make sure you’re following Joe Goldberg on Twitter and his official website—which just got a makeover—for more details.


Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. Additionally, he co-hosts ThrillerTalk, a new podcast with author K.J. Howe. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.



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