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Spycatcher - Wright, Peter; Greengrass, Paul
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Spycatcher - Paperback

1988, ISBN: 9780440201328

ID: 199580277

New York, U.S.A.: Dell Pub Co, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. New York, U.S.A.: Dell Pub Co, 1988. Good/No Jacket as Issued. New York, U.S.A.: Dell Pub Co, 1988. Good/No Jacket as Issued. Prologue FOR YEARS I HAD WONDERED WHAT THE LAST DAY WOULD BE LIKE. In January 1976 after two decades in the top echelons of the British Security Service, M15, it was time to rejoin the real world. I emerged for the final time from Euston Road tube station. The winter sun shone brightly as I made my way down Gower Street toward Trafalgar Square. Fifty yards on I turned into the unmarked entrance to an anonymous office block. Tucked be­tween an art college and a hospital stood the unlikely headquar­ters of British Counterespionage. I showed my pass to the policeman standing discreetly in the reception alcove and took one of the specially programmed lifts which carry senior officers to the sixth-floor inner sanctum. I walked silently down the corridor to my room next to the Direc­tor-General's suite. The offices were quiet. Far below I could hear the rumble of tube trains carrying commuters to the West End. I unlocked my door. In front of me stood the essential tools of the intelligence officer's trade-a desk, two telephones, one scrambled for outside calls, and to one side a large green metal safe with an oversized combination lock on the front. I hung up my coat and began mechanically to arrange my affairs. Having seen too many retired officers at cocktail parties loitering for scraps of news and gossip, I wanted to make a clean break. I was determined to make a new life for myself breeding horses out in Australia. I turned the dials on the locks and swung open the heavy safe door. In front was a mass of Registry files stamped Top Secret, and behind them a neat stack of small combination boxes. Files: over the years I had drawn thousands. Now these were the last. Routine agent reports circulated routinely to me, the latest re­ports of the Computer Working Party, the latest analyses of Pro­visional IRA strength. Files always need answers. I had none to give. The Russian Diplomat's file had been sent to me by a younger officer. Did I recognize him? Not really. It was a double­agent case which had been running off and on for years. Did I have any ideas? Not really. When you join the Service each case looks different. When you leave they all seem the same. I care­fully initialed off the files and arranged for my secretary to take them to the Registry. After lunch I set to work on the combination boxes, pulling them out from the back of the safe one by one. The first con­tained technical details of microphones and radio receivers-rem­nants of my time in the 1950s as MI5's first scientific officer. I arranged for the contents to be sent over to the Technical De­partment. An hour later the head of the Department came over to thank me. He was very much the modem government scien­tist: neat, cautious, and constantly in search of money. "They were just odd things I kept," I said. "I don't suppose you'll have much use for them. It'~ all satellites now, isn't it?" "Oh no," he replied. "I'll enjoy reading them." He looked a little embarrassed. He and I had never really got on. We came from different worlds. I was a glue, sticks, and rubber-band impro­viser from the war; he was a defense contractor. We shook hands and I went back to sorting out my safe. The remaining boxes held papers gathered after I joined the Counterespionage Department in 1964, when the search for spies in British Intelligence was at its most intense. The handwritten notes and typed aides-memoire were packed with the universal currency of spying-lists of suspects and details of accusations, betrayals, and verdicts. Here, in the endless paper chase which began so clearly but ended in mystery, lay the threads of my career. Eventually my secretary came in and handed me two blue books. "Your diaries," she said, and together we shredded them lnto the burn bag beside my desk until it was time for the final ritual. ISBN 0-440-20132-2 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>, Dell Pub Co, 1988

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1988, ISBN: 9780440201328

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U.S.A.: Dell, 1988. 1st. Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. U.S.A.: Dell, 1988. 1st. Printing. Good/No Jacket as Issued. U.S.A.: Dell, 1988. 1st. Printing. Good/No Jacket as Issued. About this title: In 1976, former Assistant Director of MI5 Peter Wright left British Intelligence when the government had repeatedly refused to pursue his discovery of the infamous "Fifth Man" in the Burgess-Maclean-Philby-Blunt KGB spy ring. An uncensored account of the American and British business of spying--a work so revealing it has been banned in Britain. "DRAMATlC. .. CONVINCING ... DlSTURBING , .. ANYONE WITH A TASTE FOR CLOAK-AND-DAGGER MYSTERIES SHOULD FIND SPYCATCHER A COMPELLING READ." -The New York Times "A SAMIZDAT CLASSIC IN BRITAIN ... WHITE-HOT REVELATIONS ... GENUINE SECRETS THAT EVEN THE MOST AGGRESSIVE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST WOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE PRINTING." -The New Republic "THE BOOK READS LIKE A THRILLER." -Chicago Sun-Times "CONSISTENTLY FASCINATING ... CONTROVERSIAL."-Time Spycatcher The former assistant director of MI5 offers an account of British Intelligence, including his work on the Ring of Five and exposing Soviet espionage and the conspiracy to oust Harold Wilson from the office of Prime Minister in the 1970s By Wright, Peter Published by Bantam Books (Mm) (Aug 1, 1988) ISBN: 0440201322 Publisher's reported availability: Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely Edition: reprint Binding: Paperback Weight: 0.55 lbs. Dimensions: 1 in. by 4.25 in. by 6.75 in. Subjects: Espionage; History; 20th century. Intelligence officers; Great Britain; Biography. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>, Dell, 1988

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USA: Dell, 1988. Mass Market Paper. Very Good. USA: Dell, 1988. Very Good. USA: Dell, 1988. Very Good. JOHN LE CARRE ONCE WROTE THAT THE BRITISH SECRET SERVICES have an image but no face. It is an image which has been cultivated since they were founded in the first decade of twentieth century. The CIA may have greater resources, the KGB greater machinations, Mossad the greater ruthlessness, but MI5 and MI6 were the first players in Kipling's Great Game; They are its master craftsmen. They invented the principles of tradecraft, broke the first codes, ran the best agents, bred the best spymasters, and taught the rest everything they know. Above all, they keep the secrets. In the intelligence world MI5 and MI6 are still primes inter pares. Britain has always carefully protected the reputation of its Secret Services. They are seen as embodying her most admirable national qualities-subtlety of mind, pragmatism, and an ironic detachment from the naivetes which disfigure other nations. The that Britain's prestige in the real world has declined in recent decades, the greater the importance which has been attached to them. It is almost as if clandestine expertise compensates for the loss of Empire and all the increasing irrelevance of much of British life today. The spy world remains the last arena where wellborn Englishmen can still exercise that effortless superiority which for centuries they were born to believe was theirs by right. ISBN 0-440-20132-2 <br/><br/> <br/><br/>03-18-16, Dell, 1988

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SpyCatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer
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Peter Wright, Paul Greengrass

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SpyCatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

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9780440201328

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Publishing year: 1988
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

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