Most of us at some point have imagined ourselves in the role of secret agent, a lethal underground warrior for an organization fighting evil. Or is the organization itself evil? More than most heroes, the spy often has to fight against doubt, deception, and moral ambiguity. An old favorite in this line of heroes gets a new lease on life in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (opens Jan. 17);
what are some of the other great undercover operatives of the genre? Put your choices in the comments section or drop a line to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 13. We’ll be running the top five on Jan. 19. [Shown is a trailer for “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”]
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