by Michael Smith

Author of STATION X, KILLER ELITE and NO MAN DIES TWICE Michael Smith’s ANATOMY OF A SPY, about why people are prepared to put their lives at risk in order to collect intelligence, how the intelligence services ensure that the agents they recruit do what they want and will not betray them, using interviews with current and former British, American, Russian, European and Pakistani spies.

The re-issued book will provide an opportunity to tell a wealth of previously unknown spy stories from the very human angle of the agents themselves including new material post the Mueller Report.

Many will be new but more famous cases will appear in brief, focusing on the spies’ motivations and alongside the real agents, the book will refer to the motivations of fictional agents where they have been created by former intelligence officers turned spy writers such as Graham Greene, John le Carre, Alan Judd and Matthew Dunn.


UK – The History Press (2019)

US – Skyhorse Publishing (2020)

About Michael

Michael Smith is an award-winning UK journalist and author. He served in British intelligence before becoming a writer, working as a reporter for the BBC, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times.

Smith is the author of numerous books on spies and special operations including the UK No 1 bestseller ‘Station X’, the US bestseller ‘Killer Elite’ and ‘Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews’, which led to the recognition of former MI6 officer Frank Foley as Righteous Among Nations, the highest award the Israeli State can award to a non-Jew.

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