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Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945 - Leo Marks I've read a number of cloak and dagger books and this one didn't quite work for me. At 600 pages it could have used an edit, and the book is told solely through the conversations of the author. Of course no one remembers verbatim a conversation they had 25 years ago, so all is taken with a grain of salt. The pace is rather slow, and although the author manages to convey the terror of an agent in the field whose cover is blown, there's just too many mundane details here to make this an absorbing story.