Numerous references have already been published on espionage, and with the spectacular failure of American intelligence in September 2001, many more are sure to appear. This one includes over 500 entries on people, places, equipment, policies, and government organizations. Many of the entries have been written to incorporate events surrounding 9/11, and Bennett (Fighting Forces), a longtime contributor to defense publications, is not afraid to pen caustic opinions of the individuals and government policies connected to that fateful day. In fact, he seems to be thoroughly disgusted with many of the people, attitudes, and policies of the intelligence establishment. This reviewer liked the British flavor of Bennett's writing and the focus on British organizations and events, as one can easily find plenty of information on American topics in works such as Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen's Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage. Of greatest interest are the descriptions of British and foreign intelligence organizations and the biographical details of important individuals. Although there are See references, the book has no cross references, no suggested readings, no chronology, and a tiny bibliography. Suitable for the reference collections of public and academic libraries.-Daniel K. Blewett, Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glyn Eilyn, IL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.