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  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241409107
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

The Spymaster of Baghdad

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




The gripping true story of a spymaster, a bomb-maker and two brothers - one undercover in ISIS, the other his handler

The Spymaster of Baghdad is the gripping story of the Falcons: the top-secret Iraqi intelligence unit that infiltrated the Islamic State. Against the backdrop of the most brutal conflict of recent decades, we chart the spymaster's struggle to develop the unit; follow the fraught relationship of two of his agents, the Sudani brothers - one undercover in ISIS, the other his handler - and track a disillusioned scientist as she turns bomb-maker. With unprecedented access to characters on all sides, Pulitzer Prize-finalist Margaret Coker challenges the conventional view that western coalition forces defeated ISIS and reveals a page-turning story of unlikely heroes, unbelievable courage and good old-fashioned spycraft.

  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241409107
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

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