Soldier Spy

Soldier Spy


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Soldier Spy is the first true story told by an MI5 officer. A shocking, honest account revealing never-before-seen detail into MI5's operation.

'I do it because it is all I know.
I'm a hunter of people and I'm damn good at it.'

Bestselling author Tom Marcus is the first MI5 officer to tell the true story of British counter terrorism operations on our streets. Recruited after the 7/7 attacks on London, Tom quickly found himself immersed in the tense world of watching, following and infiltrating networks of terrorists, spies and foreign agents. It was a job that took over his life for months at a time and cost him dear, taking him to the limit of physical and mental endurance.

Filled with extraordinary, searing accounts of operations that saved countless lives, Soldier Spy is the only authentic account by an ex-MI5 officer of the round-the-clock battle to keep this country's streets safe.

'Very well written, gives a startling amount of operational detail, the biggest shock of all - MI5 agreed to its publication' Sunday Times

'A blistering, visceral insight into life on the front line against terror, revealed in remarkable detail' Daily Telegraph

'Startling, absolutely fascinating. A footsoldier's account out on the street. A vivid picture of surveillance'Midweek, Radio 4

'Gripping. One of the most successful MI5 undercover surveillance officers of his time' Sun

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    Soldier Spy Reviews

  • sean murray

    Thank youThis is not a review but a sincere thank you to Mr Marcus for your professionalism & dedication along with all the other members of the UK security services that help to keep these sacred isl...

  • Gary

    This is a book I thought I would not see in print for many years yet. It is a part biography and part operational exposé of a young man working for the Security Service (that’s MI5 to most of us) i...

  • Cheese

    Tom Marcus grew up on the street, which gave him a unique skill set of survival. He then joined the army, then he was recruited by special forces and finally MI5. Tom (aka TC) has issues, you can tell...

  • Phil Byrne

    This guy would bore the pants off you at a dinner party.What an ego maniac. A low level surveillance operative telling us how he has saved us from the bad guys in this terribly written repetitive yawn...

  • Yanny Lung

    Only read 3 chapters of the book so far and honestly have no motivation to continue - although the book can be forgiven for not being written as sophisticatedly as others, the tone of the narrator Tom...

  • Jeanette

    What a appalling load of self-serving tripe. This guy is SO full of himself it’s utterly untrue. How ridiculous, dishonest and disrespectful this ‘story’ is. An ‘exposé’ of his ego rather t...

  • Helen

    DNF. This is less a detailed insight into the inner workings of MI5 and more an ego-stroking exercise for the author. Not my cup of tea at all. ...

  • A Severs

    A gripping tale of one MI5 surveillance operative's experiences whilst averting atrocities.Reading this I was awed by how much is going on all around us that we just have no clue about.The book takes ...

  • Jeanette

    Not the most well written book and the author seems to have a thing against educated people. Other than that, this book is such an eye opener and has given me confidence in our country's ability to pr...

  • Kaycee

    Some moments of greatness, with neat insight into the training of MI5 operatives. Offers an insiders look, which I found intriguing, but it was the voice of the book that killed it for me. Came across...