Betrayal

The secret lives of apartheid spies

Jonathan Ancer

ISBN:

9780624083870

Epub ISBN:

9780624083894

Publisher:

Tafelberg

Date Released:

August 2019

Price (incl. VAT):

R 285.00

Format:

Soft cover, 264pp


About this book:

What does it take to deceive those closest to you? How do you lead a double life and not lose yourself? Is there ever a point of return? Jonathan Ancer explores these questions in the tales of SA’s spies: from the navy superspy on the Russian payroll to the party girl who fell in love with Cuba and the idealistic students used and abused in apartheid’s intelligence war. Ancer gets under the skin of what it takes to betray those closest to you – and what it means to be betrayed.

Readers say

‘Ancer masterfully deconstructs the secret world of spies … A book filled with intrigue, deceit and subterfuge.’

- Jacques Pauw


‘This was an era of great deeds by good men and women, and betrayals by those who were gripped by greed and adventure … The most vivid and accessible account to date of the workings of the apartheid forces to thwart the struggle for freedom in our land.’

- Mkhuseli Jack