The November Man is a 2014 American spy film based on the novel There Are No Spies by Bill Granger, which is canonically the seventh installment in The November Man novel series, published in 1987. It stars Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, and Olga Kurylenko with the screenplay written by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek. The film is directed by Roger Donaldson, who previously worked with Brosnan in Dante's Peak. Veteran CIA officer Peter Devereaux retires from the agency in 2008 after his partner and protege David Mason, who disobeyed Devereaux's orders not to fire on an assassin, accidentally killed a child during a mission to protect a US Ambassador in Montenegro. Devereaux retires to Switzerland and opens up a coffee shop. Devereaux's former boss, John Hanley, seeks him out and recruits him to extract a deep cover CIA operative from Russia, Natalia Ulanova. Ulanova has been posing as the aide of presidential candidate and former Russian Army General Arkady Fedorov and knows the name of a witness who can tie Fedorov to war crimes.