Unsurprisingly, Ian Fleming was the runaway favorite spy writer among contest entrants. Hamilton (author of the Matt Helm books) made a strong showing for second place, with Greg Rucka and Len Deighton also getting a lot of votes. There was quite a diverse group overall, with other favorites running the gamut from Adam Hall to Robert Ludlum to Alan Furst. The biggest surprise, for me, though, was that not a single reader picked John Le Carré! Odd.
Thanks again to everyone else who entered. You'll all have another chance to win something soon; I've got a few more contests coming up in the near future! In the meantime, I do highly recommend seeking out Left On Mission in your local bookstore (or on Amazon); it's a great read. I'll have more coverage of that coming up soon as well.