Early Praise for The Spymaster of Baghdad


Additional Reviews for The Spymaster of Baghdad

“An informative and invaluable perspective for Western readers within an intensely suspenseful, superbly well-reported, and significant tale of brave and essential covert counterintelligence operations.” 

— Booklist

“Margaret Coker has brought to readers a gripping spy drama that doubles as a page-turning story of family and survival. A moving window into patriots who faced down terror and fought for their country.”


—Gayle Tzemach Lemmon,

New York Times bestselling author of Ashley’s War and The Daughters of Kobani

“An eye-opening account revealing that Iraqi competence and heroism were essential to its victory over terrorism.”

—Kirkus Reviews

"Who needs spy fiction, when fact can provide as thrilling a story as this? The previously unknown Iraqi heroes of the war against the Islamic State turn out to be braver than Bond and as subtle as Smiley."                     

                                                                                                    -Lindsey Hilsum, author of In Extremis

Click on the icon to read Joshua  Huminski's review of Spymaster  for the Diplomatic Courier.


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Click on the icon to read Sonya Lim's review of Spymaster   for The Cipher Brief.  

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