--A young man left for dead, not worth a Viet Cong bullet, who survives to fight terrorists for six more decades.
--A homeless child who becomes an iconic showgirl, entertaining world leaders while running spy rings from the top stages of Europe.
--A traitor operating at the top of Western intelligence who sells out his own, killing a thousand in his wake.
More heroic and more treacherous than any fiction Hollywood could produce are these genuine operatives of the Shadow World, who prove that “we’re only human” is not an excuse to fail, but a reason to succeed.
Key Figures in Espionage is a rollicking ride through some of history's most notorious espionage personalities with a particularly interesting deep dive into the Cambridge Five.
Well-researched and written, this book is great for not only the casual reader or spy fan but also for those who are more well-versed in the subjects.
~ Doug Patteson, Former CIA Operations Officer
“When it comes to research into the clandestine depths of spycraft, the dynamic duo of Bayard & Holmes have put together a must-read series that is written with authority, yet easily digestible.
I’ve already added their books to my shelf of writing essentials—you should, too!”
~ James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestseller of Crucible