THE SPY STORY FOR OUR TIMES
How hired spies are invading our privacy, profiting from deception and manipulating the news.
A Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist’s journey into a hidden, billon-dollar industry that is secretly shaping our world – the booming business of private spying, operatives-for-hire retained by companies, political parties and the powerful to dig up dirt on their enemies and, if need be, destroy them.
Spooked is a fast-paced, disturbing and, at times, hilarious tour through the shadowlands of private spying and its inhabitants, a grab-bag collection of ex-intelligence operatives, former journalists and lost souls. It is a place where information is currency, double-crosses are commonplace, and hacking can be standard procedure.