Born in Wolverhampton (UK) in 1909, recruited to Mi6 in 1937; working on PCO in Vienna, later in Riga (Latvia, acting as Vice-Consul, from 1938 till 1940 (occupation of the Baltic States by USSR).
From 1941 to 1944 served in Madrid as head of counter espionage [Section V of Mi6, posing as 3d Secretary]. There he reported technically to Hamilton Stokes, Head of the Madrid SIS Station].
He was alowed to read ISOS traffic.
After his work, Treasure, Artist, Tricycle and Garbo were sent to England to work with XX Committee.
Having worked under "Kim" Philby direction, the defection of this one to Moscow has "blown" his cover. He continued to serve Mi6 in Rome [1944-1948, 2nd and later 1st Secretary, 1950-1953], Spain (1953-1956), Peru and Brazil.
Married to Peggien Pollock Lambert.
Retired in 1968. Died in 1999.
He wrote twelve fiction books and was President of the Crime Writers Association.
|Twenty-fourth Level||1969||WM Collins|
|Sole Agent||1970||WM Collins|
|Spy in Chancery||1972||WM Collins|
|Craig and the Jaguar||1973||Macmillan|
|Craig and the Tunisian Tangle||1974||Macmillan|
|Death on the Appian Way||1974||Chatto & Windus|
|Craig and the Midas Touch||1975||Macmillan|
|The Red Hen Conspiracy||1982||Macmillan|
|A Single Monstrous Act||1982||Macmillan|
|Time for Murder||1985||Robert Hale|
|Ward of Caesar||1985||Robert Hale|
|Greek Fire||1985||Robert Hale|
I wrote about him here.