The official, never before told, account of Brooks's wartime service as an undercover agent. After the war, he continued to serve with MI6, and so was constrained not to relate any of his experiences. His is an exciting story; time and again he was faced by danger and incipient disaster. He brushed shoulders with some of the worst traitors of the Second World War, and was targeted by the Gestapo, who came within an ace of entrapping him.
Mark Seaman is an MBE, historian and writer. He is the country's leading expert on SOE operations in Europe during the Second World War. A former senior historian at the Imperial War Museum, he is now in charge of the official SOE papers at the Cabinet Office, many of which have still not been released.
A long-time friend of Tony Brooks, Mark inherited all his unpublished papers on the former SOE agent's death, and recorded his wartime experiences first hand. He is the author of Bravest of the Brave, the official biography of 'Tommy' Yeo-Thomas, GC, the famous SOE agent codenamed 'White Rabbit'.