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About the Author

Nigel West is an author specialising in security, intelligence, secret service and espionage issues. He is the European Editor of the World Intelligence Review, published in Washington DC, and the editorial director of The St Ermin's Press. In 1989 he was voted 'The Experts' Expert' by the Observer.

He writes regularly for SpearsWealth Management Survey and works with:

 The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies

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Nigel West has contributed introductions to the following titles:

The Double Cross System of the War of 1939-45 by J.C. Masterman (ISBN: 1585741302). The former chairman of the MI5 committee that coordinated the activities of double agents writes an account of his work. This 1995 Pimlico Books  edition includes the material omitted on security grounds from the first 
1972 version, and discloses the true identity of the individual agents. 

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The Penkovsky Papers by Oleg Penkovsky. As controversy surrounded the original, CIA-sponsored book which purported  to be all the author's own work, Wheatsheaf released an edition in 1988  which explains the historical backdrop to the espionage debacle that  occurred as the superpowers came close to the brink of nuclear war in October 1962. 

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British Security Coordination (ISBN: 088064236X). The semi-official history of BSC, the umbrella organisation in wartime New York thataccommodated MI5, SIS, SOE and the Political Warfare Executive. Sponsored by the BSC's Director, Sir William Stephenson, and written by his staff as the war ended in 1945, the document was not released until 1998. 

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False Flag by Zeev Avni (ISBN: 0316848360). Having been recruited as a Soviet spy in Switzerland during World War II,  Zeev Avni subsequently joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry and used his  diplomatic cover in Brussels and Belgrade to run Mossad operations. He 
specialised in 'false flag' recruitments but was arrested and imprisoned in Tel Aviv. 

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FORTITUDE by Roger Hesketh (ISBN: 1585670758). The official account of the D-Day deception campaign that persuaded the Nazis that the Allied invasion of Europe in June 1944 would take place in  the Pas-de-Calais, written by the imaginative genius who coordinated the  scheme.

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John Moe: Double Agent by John Moe. The wartime memoirs of a Norwegian double agent who was landed in Scotland  in April 1941 as an spy for the Abwehr, and was run by MI5 with the  codename MUTT as highly successful double agent. 

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