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NOC - Non-Official Cover: British Secret Operations
     

NOC - Non-Official Cover: British Secret Operations

by Nicholas Anderson
 

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"WE WERE INSTITUTIONAL KILLERS in disruptive actions on the black, that is to say we made illegal entries across borders to perform dirty work then returned home mostly without the knowledge or connection to the local British embassy's staff assigned to other covert affairs. The main job description was called deep cover within SIS, though the U.S.-led NATO preferred

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"WE WERE INSTITUTIONAL KILLERS in disruptive actions on the black, that is to say we made illegal entries across borders to perform dirty work then returned home mostly without the knowledge or connection to the local British embassy's staff assigned to other covert affairs. The main job description was called deep cover within SIS, though the U.S.-led NATO preferred NOC or non-official cover - either description was undeclared. I served in various SIS divisions in charge of different continents, often living like a mole..."

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Publishers Weekly
05/26/2014
Writing under a pseudonym, a former spy irreverently dissects his work for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), where he worked between 1973 and 1993, in this "documentary thriller." Scoffing at the glamorous James Bond image, the author summarizes the world of intelligence as a dismal struggle among predators. Despite his conscious straddling of the border between fact and fiction, Anderson presents scenes vividly, including his break-in to a Libyan chemical weapons plant and his encounters with famed terrorist Carlos the Jackal. The author moves from the intricacies of espionage to the money-hungry machinations of pharmaceutical companies. His theme here is not espionage as such, but rather his life as a spy. And, the experiences he describes in the first person infuse his work with an informed, if disenchanted, perspective that will appeal to anyone interested in the world of intelligence operations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492978473
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

A 19-year veteran of the UK's Secret Intelligence Service (known by its media name, MI6). The Ministry of Defence stipulates that all current and select former British intelligence officers of his security clearance level cannot be seen in public. In the few book-signings and television interviews he has granted he has donned a black balaclava to circumvent this legal restriction. In 2002-2007 he was recalled to active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is now retired and resides in the French Riviera where he continues to write his fictionalized covert action stories based on true life experiences. To go down the non-fiction route would invite more legal restrictions so it is recommended that readers read between the lines to the best of their ability. To learn more about him please visit: www.NicholasAnderson.info

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