How to Spy is Cameron Addicott’s definitive guide to the world of covert investigation. Drawing on his experiences of fifteen years spent as a top flight surveillance officer for Customs and the Serious Organised Crime Agency, it covers all aspects of criminal/civil investigation, including informant handling, surveillance, undercover work, technical kit, the law (both here and abroad); everything the conscientious operative needs to know.
In How to Spy, readers will not only learn the methods of Cam’s dark art, they will see how these methods have been applied to some of the world’s most infamous crimes and investigations (e.g., the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the assassination of Hamas Commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a luxury Dubai hotel, the story John ‘Canoe Man’ Darwin, the hunt for the Ipswich serial killer, the New York Russian spy scandal,) and dozens of Cam’s own fascinating real-life cases.
As well as appealing to people who love Bourne and Bond and want to see how the covert world really works, How to Spy will also prove invaluable to anyone working (including military personnel and law enforcement officers) or thinking of working in the world of covert investigation, whether employed by private companies or governments.
How to Spy also contains practical safety and money-saving advice for businesses and local councils (from wealthy businessmen travelling to high risk parts of the world to tax and benefit fraud investigators).
Cam has used his unique knowledge and experiences as well as his unrivalled contacts to create a unique, fascinating and exciting book for anyone interested in the world of covert investigation.
Cam has been an undercover investigator with HM Customs and SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) for the past fifteen years. He has unrivalled experience in working at the sharp end against the biggest drug traffickers, people smugglers, money launderers and other top villains all over the world and has used every tool available to put them inside.Cam left SOCA in June 2008. He is divorced with two sons and lives with his new wife in Gloucester.
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