Jimmy Burns is an author and journalist. Among his previous books are The Land That Lost Its Heroes (Somerset Maugham non-fiction prize, 1987), Hand of God: The Life of Diego Maradona and Barca: A People's Passion. He lives in London.
'A great story, with drama, betrayal and historical significance' Independent 'Frank and revealing ... a world of intrigue and betrayal ... A son's search for who his father really was. ****' Phillip Knightley, Daily Telegraph 'Jimmy Burns's lively biography of his father is more than an act of filial piety ... the murky world of intelligence, counter-intelligence, deception and double agents, provide a series of real James Bonds' Raymond Carr, Spectator Books of the Year 'A thrilling book, written with passion and precision' Javier Cercas, author of Soldiers of Salamis