I know zip about that book series but the fan responses in the comments section are very worrysome, sounds like the Twi-hard crowd. brrrrr..
Anyway, this is only tangentally genre, but Benjamin Walker is starring in an HBO Cold War series.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker has been cast as the lead of HBO’s Cold War spy drama pilot The Missionary, from film/TV writer Charles Randolph, producers Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg and author Malcolm Gladwell. Set in Berlin in the late 1960s, The Missionary centers on Roy (Walker), a young American missionary who gets caught up in Cold War intrigue while helping a young woman escape East Berlin.
Sounds good, I'll check it out.