SPY : A Handbook

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Former MI6 officer Harry Ferguson gives behind the scenes information including things not shown on screen. He shows how to lie without being caught, how to follow someone without being spotted and how to spot those who might be following you. He reveals the secrets of walk-ins, gangplank approaches, false flag operations, dead letter boxes and brush contacts. There are sections on how to construct an alternative identity, how to check your house for bugging devices and your car for bombs, how to disappear in a crowd by 'going grey'and how agents are spotted and recruited. But Spy also goes beyond the techniques of espionage to examine a range of issues facing today's intelligence services - the morality of using assassination and blackmail, the heroes and villains of the espionage world, and how modern terrorists are able to evade detection by Western intelligence organisations. At the end of it all he even tells you how to apply for a job with the real intelligence services.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 150 x 232 x 24mm | 381.02g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0747575231
  • 9780747575238
  • 421,399

About Harry Ferguson

Harry Ferguson is a former MI6 offier, who later worked undercover with Customs and Excise for eight years and is now a full-time writer. His first book, Kilo 17 (Bloomsbury, 2003), told the inside story of a close-knit Customs team during a major drugs investigation. The sequel Lima 3: Taking on the Heroin Traffickers will be published in June 2005.
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