Phillip Knightley is a journalist and the author of
Master Spy: The Story of Kim Philby.
Graham Greene was a member of the SIS and one of the most highly regarded English novelists of the twentieth century. Among his many works are The Power and the Glory, The Human Factor, Our Man in Havana, and The Third Man.
"Far more gripping than any novel of espionage I can remember."
"To this day I am convinced that he was not an ideologue. Spying was just his way of being above lesser mortals." -Nigel West
"Addictive . . . highly polished . . . written with style and a feline sense of irony, making it a much better read than any of the other Philby literature." -The Guardian
"Philby has no home, no women, no faith. Behind the inbred upper-class arrogance, the taste for adventure, lies the self-hate of a vain misfit for whom nothing will ever be worthy of his loyalty. In the last instance, Philby is driven by the incurable drug of deceit itself." -John le Carre