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The Spymaster of Baghdad by Margaret Coker

The Spymaster of Baghdad: The Untold Story of the Elite Intelligence Cell that Turned the Tide against ISIS

Margaret Coker

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Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 25 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9780241409091

'Pulse-pounding' Sinclair McKay | 'Truly masterful' Damien Lewis | 'Who needs spy fiction, when fact can provide as thrilling a story as this?' Lindsey Hilsum The Spymaster of Baghdad is the gripping story of the top-secret Iraqi intelligence unit that infiltrated the Islamic State.

4 stars out of 5
18 Feb 2021

"This eye-opening account of the Iraqi intelligence unit which infiltrated Islamic State may read like a thriller, yet it is also grounded in the experiences of everyday Iraqis"

This “untold story” is a unique masterpiece in the genres of espionage writing and spy biography. When I finished reading, I turned back to the front of the book, and to Margaret Coker’s first dedication: “To the Iraqis who work tenaciously and bravely to improve their homeland. May your sacrifices not be in vain.” Amen to that.