Agent Zigzag

Agent Zigzag

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Eddie Chapman: rogue, criminal, confidence trickster, hero to both sides and betrayer of all. At the start of the Second World War, Chapman was recruited by the German Secret Service. He was a highly prized Nazi agent. He was also a secret spy for Britain, alias Agent Zigzag. Agent Zigzag is the untold story of Britain's most extraordinary wartime double agent. Genuinely courageous, able to withstand withering interrogations from both sides, Chapman was a dashing, charming and fiercely intelligent man whose talents led to a single end: breaking the rules. He wore loud suits, drove fast cars, and had a woman in every port. Yet at the same time he was, in his own way, loyal to his lover and their child. This was a man who courted contradictions as much as he courted adventure. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero; the problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers, was to know where one ended, and the other began. In 1943, Colonel Tim Stephens of MI5 said of the story of Chapman: 'In fiction it would be rejected as improbable.' It is one of the most gripping untold stories of the Second World War. For information on the print book please see www.bloomsbury.com/benmacintyreshow more

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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752898418
  • 9780752898414

About Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on THE TIMES. He has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He now lives in London with his wife and three children. Anthony Head came to widespread notice when he featured as librarian Rupert Giles in six seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but had first appeared in the public eye in the original London cast of Time Rice's musical Chess back in 1979 - and as Matthew in the Gold Blend television ads. Now famous as the Prime Minister in Little Britain, his UK television career ranges from The Mallens via Jonathan Creek and Silent Witness to Dr Who, and films include work with Woody Allen and Tim Burton. He features in many audiobooks, including the BBC 'Paul Temple' and 'Dr Who' series.show more