Agent Zigzag by Ben McIntyre

agent zigzag

Agent Zigzag tells the story of Eddie Chapman… a career criminal who became one of Britain’s sensational double agents during the World War 2.

Handsome and daring, courageous and unpredictable, Agent Zigzag was both a villain and a man of conscience. He was a conman & philanderer….. The problem for his spymasters was trying to discover if he was trustworthy and who he was loyal to!

Chapman flourished in the crazy world of espionage. He disregarded danger- and was cool under pressure. A born liar, he could withstand hours of interrogation without breaking a sweat. He became fluent in French and German, improved his already considerable skills as an explosives expert, trained in how to write with invisible ink and quickly mastered the art of extracting large sums of cash from his German and British handlers.

In the course of his career as a spy, Chapman would move back and forth between Britain and Germany, occupied France and occupied Norway on one top-secret mission after another.

This book is never short on thrills…. Ben Macintyre weaves together an incredible story which is so outlandish it could only possibly be true! While reading it you continually think of 007!

(Did you know that Ian Fleming worked as part of British Secret Service in World War 2? As one of the key members of NID 17, he played a pivotal role in coordinating special intelligence to ensure the smooth running of the British and Allied war machine)

A must-read for anyone interested in Second World War, espionage romance and much, much more.


You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.


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