Soldier Spy - Tom Marcus

Soldier Spy

By Tom Marcus

  • Release Date: 2016-10-06
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
From 510 Ratings


Soldier Spy is the first true story told by an MI5 officer. A shocking, honest account revealing never-before-seen detail into MI5's operation.

'I do it because it is all I know.
I'm a hunter of people and I'm damn good at it.'

Bestselling author Tom Marcus is the first MI5 officer to tell the true story of British counter terrorism operations on our streets. Recruited after the 7/7 attacks on London, Tom quickly found himself immersed in the tense world of watching, following and infiltrating networks of terrorists, spies and foreign agents. It was a job that took over his life for months at a time and cost him dear, taking him to the limit of physical and mental endurance.

Filled with extraordinary, searing accounts of operations that saved countless lives, Soldier Spy is the only authentic account by an ex-MI5 officer of the round-the-clock battle to keep this country's streets safe.

'Very well written, gives a startling amount of operational detail, the biggest shock of all - MI5 agreed to its publication' Sunday Times

'A blistering, visceral insight into life on the front line against terror, revealed in remarkable detail' Daily Telegraph

'Startling, absolutely fascinating. A footsoldier's account out on the street. A vivid picture of surveillance'Midweek, Radio 4

'Gripping. One of the most successful MI5 undercover surveillance officers of his time' Sun


  • A real eye opener.

    By infertileIMP
    I bought this book on an impulse and I was not disappointed. It pulls you into the story as if you were experiencing it in person. It also gave me a sense of awareness about my surroundings that I didn’t have before which is a kinda neat thing.
  • Spy solider

    By Very disappointed 321
    Great book. Really makes you think about what's going on behind closed doors. I was hooked from the beginning
  • Security service?

    By Cordilleras Kid
    Unbelievable tosh!
  • Awful

    By 8-------- ...
    Just awful
  • Couldn't put it down!

    By rian951
    Great read, really eye opening to the secretive world of MI5 and other such security agencies! Always made time to read it and finished it in two days!
  • Awesome

    By Bareassalona
    Could not put this book down! The job I thought I'd have liked to do all of a sudden doesn't look so appealing! Reading this made me realise just how special our security services are.
  • Amazing story of life in MI5

    By Bukitima
    Marcus shows us the professionalism and dedication of MI5 operators and the versatility they need to show in handling the different types of threats to the UK. It's also a riveting and exciting page turner
  • Great read

    By Idmvaugusta
    Read this book in a day, one of those books that you really empathise with the author but also get great peace of mind from. I read this a week after the Manchester bombings and after reading it feel that we are safer for the work MI5 do.
  • Great book.

    By Benno1881
    What a a great read. Loved it. So much so I read it again a few months later whilst on a long flight. Highly recommend this book. Best I've read in a good few years. Would like more of the authors story's.
  • Fantastic read

    By Burlington 13
    What an amazing person a true hero I couldn't put this book down .....