Soldier Spy

Soldier Spy

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, 20th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 23/03/2017
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'I do it because it is all I know. I'm a hunter of people and I'm damn good at it.' Tom Marcus is the first MI5 officer to tell the true story of British counter terrorism operations on our streets. Recruited after the 7/7 attacks on London, Tom quickly found himself immersed in the tense world of watching, following and infiltrating networks of terrorists, spies and foreign agents. It was a job that took over his life for months at a time and cost him dear, taking him to the limit of physical and mental endurance. Filled with extraordinary, searing accounts of operations that saved countless lives, Soldier Spy is the only authentic account by an ex-MI5 officer of the round-the-clock battle to keep this country's streets safe. 'Very well written, gives a startling amount of operational detail, the biggest shock of all - MI5 agreed to its publication.' - The Sunday Times 'A blistering, visceral insight into life on the front line against terror, revealed in remarkable detail.' - The Daily Telegraph 'Startling, absolutely fascinating. A footsoldier's account out on the street. A vivid picture of surveillance.' - Midweek, Radio 4 'Gripping. One of the most successful MI5 undercover surveillance officers of his time.' - The Sun

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405927895
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 234g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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Soldier Spy
Incredible cover
Read the hard back, loved it. Got the paperback in store on a deal before a weekend away. My god this is the best book I've ever read. And I've read it tw... READ MORE
Soldier Spy
One of the best.
Catching, truly amazing. Reading through the pages realising that all of it is a true story makes you understand the hidden effort MI5 go through to keep u... READ MORE
Mazen Soufi
Soldier Spy
Incredibly moving
A gripping honest book, the true unsung heroes of this world!
Soldier Spy
Best insight to MI5
After reading 'Lethal force - Tony Long' it was hard to find another book to match the excitement I felt reading page after page for days on end. This book... READ MORE
Simon Ramsay
Soldier Spy
I love a spy.
An excellent book bought on the advice of S M daughter,very well written with a lot of suspense.
Soldier Spy
I’d give no stars if I could...
I tried so hard to give this book a chance, reading several chapters beyond where I had concluded it was utter tosh. I hate leaving books unfinished but li... READ MORE
Ian C
Soldier Spy
Self indulgent
The most disappointing book I have read in a long time. Whilst I have tried to give it every chance of being an enjoyable read I found it so egocentric and... READ MORE
Peter Higgins
Soldier Spy
Fascinating Book - Irksome Author
Fascinating story on a momentous topic - but poorly written and sadly undone by the author / narrator who comes across as a vainglorious, egocentric narcis... READ MORE
Chained Bear
Soldier Spy
Quite simply the best book I’ve ever read, incredible insight into just how lucky we are to have people like this looking out for us, even if it’s not the ... READ MORE
Paul Nash
Soldier Spy
Full of excitement
Really enjoyed this book. Completed on sunny Sunday. I wanted more so I'm really excited he has written a second. If you want to know about what the securi... READ MORE
Soldier Spy
Fantastic Read
Well written, engaging and keeps you on your toes. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this and moved on to the second book I Spy
Kati Vert
Soldier Spy
One of the worst Book
This book has the most swear words that I have ever read in my life. Also this contains a lot of hate which can lead to harm for some people.
Fiona Brown
Soldier Spy
Having been a surveillance officer with police and military I found this book a complete load of rubbish. It was like a poorly written surveillance log wri... READ MORE
Ian Paterson