The November Man is a 2014 American spy thriller 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. Beau St. Clair once again teams up with Brosnan to co-produce the film.
Veteran CIA officer Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) supervises a young operative David Mason (Luke Bracey), and chides him for becoming intimate with a local woman. Relationships can be used against an agent, he says laying out a scenario forcing an agent to choose between the job and someone they love. Subsequently, in a mission to protect a US Ambassador in Montenegro. Devereaux, wearing Kevlar, impersonates the ambassador in a public square, drawing the fire of an assassin. Mason disobeys Devereaux's orders not to fire as the crowd is too close, and in shooting the assassin, Mason accidentally kills a child.