Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
“Ben Macintyre’s rollicking, spellbinding Agent Zigzag blends the spy-versus-spy machinations of John le Carré with the high farce of Evelyn Waugh.”—William Grimes, The New York TimesA New York Times Notable Book of the YearA Washington Post Best Book of 2007One of the Top 10 Best Books of 2007 (Entertainment Weekly)New York Times Best of the Year Round-UpNew York Times Editors’ ChoiceEddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers was to know where one persona ended and the other began. Based on recently declassified files, Agent Zigzag tells Chapman’s full story for the first time. It’s a gripping tale of loyalty, love, treachery, espionage, and the thin and shifting line between fidelity and betrayal.
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