The second oldest profession is about stealing information and making others believe what you want. Which makes for some great drama!

This is why there is nothing more fascinating than a good spy story.

The greatest are those occurring right now behind the headlines of today’s news. But the truth there will never be available to us. Years later when details leak out we will still not have the full story, with all real espionage activities being forever shrouded in mystery, innuendo and deception.

We can, however, peer deep into the great espionage stories of history. And can also get our imagination run by tracking the stories crafted by the masters of spy stories. We review the great non-fiction and fiction books and movies here, and would love to have your comments/questions/suggestions on all.