Présentation de l'éditeur
Here we deal with codes and ciphers as well as the dangers of radical penetration agents in Western Intelligence Agencies. What came out in my research, in this book, is fascinating. I further wanted to explain this to readers in this book on what the difference between a code and a cipher is. I am sure after reading Code Name Odette, you will know. We also found out that almost all the decrypted World War Two Bletchley Park ciphers were useless as workable intelligence and never used. When you look beyond the romanticised versions of history you must conclude that everyone was reading everyone else and whatever the successes, the well-publicised Enigma breakthrough etc. were seldom used on a tactical level. And that makes it an almost useless effort as far as I am concerned. More importantly, today, it came out that the damage done by Edward Snowden to the ability of the West to crack Al-Qaeda and other Muslim terrorist ciphers cannot be described in words. They immediately upgraded all their ciphers. His actions will and most probably already have, murder American servicemen. It is that simple but that brought us to the other point in Code Name Odette, the penetration of radicals into the Western Intelligence Services. You must be extremely daft to think that spy games are not being played. What is extremely worrisome is that most Western Intelligence Services, from the CIA to MI6, refuse to vet new recruits thoroughly because they fear of being accused of “Islamophobia.” They don’t ask and appoint men and women blindly almost. What is more, what is interesting to us and it is discussed in this book, is that the so-called “Al-Qaeda Manual” that has an entire chapter in it on penetrating Western Intelligence Services. That manual has a South African connection that I often explain and first came to the fore when found on the 2005 London Tube bombers’ computers, all 178 pages of it if not more. So, the threat is clear and the danger present. Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in Nigeria, West Africa, to investigate what she believes is the breaking of the ciphers in the UK Embassy in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Her orbiting satellites picked up a message that she planted. The trail leads to the small island of São Tomé, famous as a staging base during the Biafran War. To get there she commandeers an old C-7 Caribou, a twin-engine Vietnam era cargo aircraft. Her long-time bodyguard and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, is the designated cargo loader and coffee maker. At São Tomé, they succeed in snatching the suspected traitor and decide to TWEP (terminate with extreme prejudice, i.e. assassinate) him by dropping him from the aircraft with a defective parachute – something done during the Second World War by MI6 on more than one occasion. However, the old aircraft loses an engine and only Geelslang and the unfortunate man jump, leaving Foxtrot with Angelique, refusing flatly to jump to safety. They eventually crash into the ocean and almost died, Angelique pulling an unconscious Foxtrot out of the sinking wreck. The next day, diving onto the wreck, they find explosives, if the aircraft did not develop engine trouble, she would have exploded. That discovery starts a hunt for the moles and saboteurs inside Angelique’s own ranks. Code Name Odette is the eighth book in the popular GMJ Series.
Biographie de l'auteur
George M James is a pseudo name for the author and used for security reasons. He is an expert on counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in sub Saharan Africa, a military and war historian and published author of 43 books. His late wife was an American Patriot that served with the U.S. Navy, he himself served with the South African Police Force. His books, both under his real name and as GMJ, are widely read among military veterans of many nations. In the GMJ Series, you will learn about Covert Operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Some authorities call the GMJ Books "dangerous fiction." Every GMJ Book is based on historical fact; each book has a large element of the truth inside it. They are not only good reading material but also a warning against that what is not known to the general public. That they are classified as fiction is not by chance; any other way would have been hazardous to the author. Because of the nature of the GMJ Books, they are suppressed by mainstream publishers, diminished and ridiculed by some. My advice is forthright, read them for yourself and research what is said inside them, the truth is in the books and it is for you to discover a new world you did not know about. The GMJ Books may very well change the way you look at counter terrorism and espionage.