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Peter Wright

Spycatcher author

Died when: 78 years 261 days (944 months)
Star Sign: Leo


Peter Wright

Peter Maurice Wright CBE (9 August 1916 – 26 April 1995) was a principal scientific officer for MI5, the British counter-intelligence agency.His book Spycatcher, written with Paul Greengrass, became an international bestseller with sales of over two million copies.

Spycatcher was part memoir, part exposé of what Wright claimed were serious institutional failures in MI5 and his subsequent investigations into those.

He is said to have been influenced in his counterespionage activity by James Jesus Angleton, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) counterintelligence chief from 1954 to 1975.

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