“[Ben] Macintyre is fastidious about tradecraft details. . . . [He] has become the preeminent popular chronicler of British intelligence history because he understands the essence of the business.”—David Ignatius, The Washington Post

“Macintyre writes with novelistic flair.”Entertainment Weekly

“Macintyre is a superb writer, with an eye for the telling detail as fine as any novelist’s.”The Dallas Morning News

“Macintyre is a master storyteller.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Macintyre is one of the most gifted espionage writers around.”—Annie Jacobsen, author of Area 51 and Operation Paperclip

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

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

“With Macintyre in charge, you’re virtually guaranteed a history book that reads like a spy novel.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A scrupulous and insightful writer—a master historian.”—Alan Furst, author of Mission to Paris

“Macintyre is a master at leading the reader down some very tortuous paths while ensuring they never lose their bearings.”Evening Standard (UK)

“Macintyre . . . has that enviable gift, the inability to write a dull sentence.”The Spectator (UK)