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Ultimate Spy

H. Keith Melton


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Ultimate Spy is the insider's guide to the secret world of espionage.

Peek inside the covert world of espionage — its history, high-tech spy gadgets, and aspects of spycraft from surveillance to assassination. This updated edition includes the latest on the revelations from Wikileaks and Edward Snowden and is filled with stunning photographs that show details of equipment such as spycams, bugs, weapons, and drone aircraft.

Ultimate Spy also includes information on what it takes to be a spy: how spies are recruited, the training they receive, and tricks of the trade. A glossary explains abbreviations of important intelligence and security organizations and defines many common terms used in espionage.

From early espionage to the latest high-tech spy equipment, Ultimate Spy belongs on the bookshelf of mystery lovers, tech fans, and anyone who wants to know how modern spycraft works.

Praise For Ultimate Spy

"Fans of espionage fiction will be intrigued." — Wall Street Journal

"Anyone who loves the worlds of Fleming, Tom Clancy, and John le Carre will love Ultimate Spy." — Associated Press

"An excellent introduction to the darker side of international relations." — School Library Journal

"An amazing book based on [author Keith] Melton's extensive collection of spy paraphernalia." — Seattle Times

DK, 9781465436009, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2015

About the Author

H. Keith Melton has authored and coauthored several works on espionage and the history of spies. His works include The Ultimate Spy, Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda and The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception. With his extensive knowledge on the subject, Melton serves on the board for the International Spy Museum based in Washington, DC.