Michael Smith is the number one best-selling author of a wide variety of books on spies and special forces. He served in British military intelligence before becoming an award-winning journalist, working for the BBC, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times.
Smith uncovered the Downing Street Memos, which exposed the truth about the intelligence used to justify the war in Iraq and the scandal of the secret air war fought long before either Congress or the UK Parliament backed military action.
Michael Smith is on the board of the Bletchley Park Trust and is chair of its historical advisory group. He is also a visiting Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford.
A completely updated version of Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews, detailing MI6 officer Frank Foley’s secret work on behalf of the Jews and his operations in wartime Lisbon, then the spy capital of the world, is out now.
"A fascinating book. Smith writes well: coolly and unexaggeratedly, sensibly and authoritatively."
Alan Judd, Daily Telegraph