Book Reviews of Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer
Spycatcher The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer
Author: Paul Greengrass, Peter Wright
ISBN-13: 9780440201328
ISBN-10: 0440201322
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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I would not have read this book had I not first read "The Secret War Against the Jews" by Loftus & Aarons. Their information was so incredible I felt I had to check it against other published works. The book is supposed to show how Britain's MI6 and MI5 handled the Philby spy case, as well as his three spy-pals. It was said there was a fifth spy in the bureau, one that could not be ascertained. According to Loftus & Aarons, this person actually was Kim Philby's father, Harry St. John Philby. Unfortunately, he is not mentioned in Spycatcher. However, you won't be disappointed with the details of being a spy, planting devices, outwitting the other side, and outwitting your own side in an effort to maintain secrecy. The author retired from MI5 in 1976; therefore, it covers his active work up to that time.
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VERY EXCELLENT SPY NOVEL
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Highly touted book that was initially banned in Britain because it was too truthful about the nature of British intelligence services.
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I truly remarkable telling of a first hand look at the secret war during and after WWII. I was sorry to see this end.