GARBO: The Double Agent who saved D-Day
In 1944 the FORTITUDE Allied deception campaign misled the Axis about the time and place of the Normandy landings, and the double agent key to its success, codenamed GARBO, emerged from his self-imposed obscurity in 1984, having been traced to Venezuela by Nigel West.
The Special Relationship: The White House and 10 Downing Street
An explanation of the sometimes troubled transatlantic intelligence and nuclear weapons links dating back to the wartime U-boat threat, the Manhattan Project and the Suez crisis.
Ian Fleming: The Fact and Fiction of 007
An account of the hitherto unknown life of Ian Fleming and his relationship with the British Secret Intelligence Service, revealing the extent to which the creator of James Bond relied on authentic information from his own experience.
Author specializing in security, intelligence, secret service, and espionage
Born in London in 1951, Nigel West was educated at universities in England and France. While still an undergraduate he worked as a researcher on security and intelligence issues.
He was voted "The Experts' Expert' by a panel of other intelligence historians in the Observer in November 1989 and is a specialist question-setter for BBC TV’s Mastermind. For twelve years he taught members of the intelligence community at the Counter-Intelligence Centre in Washington DC In 2003 Nigel West was awarded the US Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ first Lifetime Literature Achievement Award. In 2012 he was appointed a judge of the St Ermin’s Intelligence Book of the Year award.