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A thoroughly enjoyable look at spies and their toys
on April 12, 1998
An articulate, at times irreverent but always fascinating look into the world of spies, gadgets, and gizmos. Mr. Lapin offers, in plain, friendly language, a straightforward look into the many aspects of spying, from bugs to people. He includes numerous sources to find more information, enough to make the reader's head whirl. Who KNEW there was this much information available and how to get it? Mr. Lapin, that's who, and he wanted everyone to be able to know about it. He even mentions material that is not open to the general public, but the point is, we now know it exists. "A Resource Encyclopedia for Researchers, PIs, Spies, and Generally Nosy People," is the subheading and the book more than lives up to it.