HONEY TRAPPED: Sex, Betrayal, And Weaponised Love

If the so-called “honey trap” is a Hollywood cliché, 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.

This book examines some of the most famous honey traps from Mata Hari to Anna Chapman, but also ‘Romeo Spies’ such as Roald Dahl and Dmitri Bystrolyotov.

Honey Trapped is intended as a cross-over book that should attract the traditional readers of espionage and history as well as a wider audience with an interest in the mythology of femme fatales, pop culture, and sex.

Publishers: The History Press (UK) 2021  / Rare Bird Books (USA) 2021

About Henry

Henry R. Schlesinger has been writing about espionage for nearly two decades.

He is the co-author of Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda (Dutton, May 2008); Spy Sites of Washington, D.C. (January 6, 2017, Georgetown University Press); Spy Sites of New York City (Georgetown University Press, 2018); and Spy Sites of Philadelphia (Georgetown University Press 2019).

He has lectured on technology as well as espionage in a variety of venues, including NASA and the New York Public Library.