Empire of Secrets
Date of publication: January 2013
Publisher: Harper Collins
A brilliant exploration of the role of the intelligence services at the end of Britain's empire. Empire of Secrets offers a compelling new chapter in the history of Britain's last days of empire and offers a bold new vision of the Cold War and international relations since 1945. The high-octane narrative encompasses everything from cloak-and-dagger British wartime espionage campaigns waged in North African deserts, to violent counter-insurgencies fought by British forces in the jungles of Malaya and Kenya, from guerrilla action in the remote hills of Cyprus, to urban warfare campaigns conducted in Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula.
Among the book's many revelations, it uncovers CIA plots and covert activities in British colonies, KGB assassinations, and failed coups sponsored by the British and US governments in the Middle East. Packed full of incidents straight out of a John le Carre novel, Empire of Secrets is an exhilarating read by an exciting new voice in intelligence history.