Without Cloak or Dagger: The Truth about the New Espionage (1974)

Briefly discusses the “James Bond myth” with regard to intelligence officers (pp. 88–91). Also notes that “[r]etired British intelligence officers who knew Ian Fleming entertain the theory that he built his ‘Bond’ stories around one James Boone, a Foreign Office administrative inspector whose real job was to examine inventories of supplies on hand at British diplomatic missions in the Middle East and Africa but who pretended to his girlfriends that it was only cover for more glamourous missions.”


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