The acts of courage portrayed in this enthralling book are of a kind so rare in our culture as to be virtually non-existent. His (Binney's) purpose- one that he pulls of superbly- is to pay tribute to the SOE. . . by recounting their wartime careers in a bouncy, Boy's Own Paper style that gives his account the pace of a page-turning thriller. (Nigel Jones, Literary Review
I like to think myself quite familiar with SOE's wartime history, but Binney's book told me a host of new things about a host of remarkable people. He has done a fine job of culling hitherto unexplored files, to produce a splendid set of adventure stories for any devotee of the genre. (Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph
It is full of wonderful stories that really make one pause about the curious practicalities of war. A wonderful story and one which Binney tells well. (Toby Clements, Telegraph
A fascinating look at the hidden deeds of the male agents of Britain's Special Operations Executive during World War II, from the author of the hugely popular THE WOMEN WHO LIVED FOR DANGER.