Intelligence Books

  • The Big Breach
    Richard Tomlinson, ex-SIS (MI6) officer
    New Zealand – born former British MI6 officer who was imprisoned during 1997 for violating the Official Secrets Act by giving the synopsis of a proposed book detailing his career in the Secret Intelligence Service to an Australian publisher. Book details his time in MI6.
  • Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers
    Annie Machon, ex-MI5 officer
    Book about the Shayler affair (the MI6 plot to assasinate Col. Gaddafi) and experiences as an Intelligence Officer in MI5.
  • How to Break A Terrorist
    Matthew Alexander (pen name)
    How to Break a Terrorist: The US Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq is a book written by an American soldier who played a key role in tracking down Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Published 2008
  • Defending the Realm (Inside MI5 and the War on Terrorism)
    Mark Hollingsworth and Nick Fielding
    Provides a rare insight into the secret world of M15
  • UK Eyes Alpha
    Mark Urban
    An account of British intelligence since Gorbachev came to power in 1985. Published 1997.
  • MI6
    Stephen Dorril
    Looking at the workings of the SIS during the Cold War in particular

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