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Agent 407 330 x 500Review: Agent 407 by Olivia Forsyth

 

From: Rand Daily Mail

 

According to the American Roy Pateman, author of the fascinating spook manual Residual Uncertainty: Trying to Avoid Intelligence and Policy Mistakes in the Modern World, the motives for people deciding to become spies can be summed up by the acronym MICE – money, ideology,  compromise – through for example blackmail  –  and last, but not least,  ego.

 

So, as a former Rhodes University journalism student and one time friend of "Solid Olive" as she was affectionately known back in 1982, I was very curious, even after thirty years, to know what had drawn her to volunteer to work for the brutal apartheid machine as a spy.

 

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