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Spy Catcher — The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer - Peter Wright

Viking, 1987, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. The plates have a little damp-wrinkling at the top corner, not unpleasantly but relegates this to a mere reading or reference copy.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Peter Wright was a key figure in British intelligence for nearly a quarter of a century. This book, which the British government has gone to great lengths to keep from being published, is a memoir that recounts his extraordinary career in that wilderness of mirrors, the world of espionage. It is uncensored, remarkably candid, and enormously revealing about the real spy business that most of us know principally from fiction. Peter Wright initially joined Britain's Secret Service, known as MI5, in 1955 in the capacity of the organization's principal scientist, and devoted himself in the early years to the invention of various gadgets for use in the espionage trade. Along the way, he demonstrated a brilliant flair for the art of counter-intelligence. He went on to become, for nearly two decades, the central figure in Britain's relentless and sometimes humiliating efforts to detect and expose Soviet espionage. From that vantage point, the reader is treated to a unique perspective on the likes of Philby Maclean, Burgess, Blunt, and a host of other exposed spies and alleged defectors.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 392
ISBN: 0670820555

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