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Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced, as profiled in this gripping historical biography—a Washington Post Best Book of 2007 and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In 1941, after training as a German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with a revolver, a wireless, and a cyanide pill, with orders to blow up an airplane factory. Instead, he contacted the British Secret Service, and for the next four years worked as a double agent, a lone British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service.
"Vivid descriptions, deft characterizations, and exhilarating action scenes (as well as secret codes, invisible ink, explosives disguised as household objects, parachute drops, cyanide capsules, and beautiful women) put Agent Zigzag on a par with any great spy novel or thriller."—Bookmarks Magazine