Coauthor of THE SPY SITES OF NEW YORK CITY and SPYCRAFT: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE CIA’S SPYTECHS FROM COMMUNISM TO AL-QAEDA Henry R. Schlesinger’s HONEY TRAPPED: SEX, BETRAYAL AND WEAPONIZED LOVE, examining some of the most famous honey traps, from Mata Hari to Anna Chapman and Maria Butina, but also “Romeo Spies” such as Roald Dahl and Dmitri Bystrolyotov.

If the so-called “honey trap” is a Hollywood cliche, it is also a tried and very true piece of tradecraft in the real-life world of spy versus spy and has been used by virtually every intelligence service from ancient times to the present day.