Absorbing true-life tales charting key incidents & episodes in the extraordinary history of international espionage & counter-espionage from the Frumentarii of the Ancient Romans to the CIA's decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden. The murky histories of spies & their masters are laid bare in this categorical history. Stories of agents who would risk everything - including their own lives - for the security of their homelands. Details of the secret methods & hidden means of the great international spymasters & their agents. Meticulously written & researched, drawing on the latest declassified information to give a revelatory insight into this shadowy world.