“No one writes about deceit and subterfuge so dramatically, authoritatively or perceptively.”
Daily Mail

“Macintyre writes with the diligence and insight of a journalist, and the panache of a born storyteller.”
John Banville, The Guardian

“No one writes so well on subterfuge and deceit as Macintyre.”
Mail on Sunday Summer Reads

“There is nobody to beat Ben Macintyre for a knowledge of espionage.”
Alexander McCall Smith

“Macintyre at once exalts and subverts the myths of spycraft, and has a keen eye for absurdity.”
Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker