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4.0 out of 5 stars Spies Like Us, 17 Oct. 2013
This review is from: In Spies We Trust: The Story of Western Intelligence (Hardcover)
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In the post-Snowden age, the roles of spies is somewhat redundant in the traditional sense. Who needs a Stasi that sit opposite your house and record your every move when there's a small device in your pocket (or on your lap) that will do almost all of it for them? In this respect this definitive work travels quickly as a historical artifact detailing a new near-obselete method of spying, charting the rise and fall of the traditional John le Carre world, and does so in an accessable, easy style - occasionally skipping over detail, but leaving no stone unturned, as such. It read as if condensed from a much larger work, for almost each of the stories inside this is worthy a novel in its own right, offering a fascinating - but as hinted at the forward mentioning the redacted tale of Valerie Plume - glimpse and nothing more, and one probably with many deleted scenes hidden in the authors hard drive. By its nature of the subject matter, this is not likely to be the full subject matter or the full tale, but it is a wide text that attempts the near impossible tale of covering the enormous world of spying and manages to tell the tale comprehensively.
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