Honey Trapped: Sex, Betrayal, and Weaponized Love

Honey Trapped: Sex, Betrayal, and Weaponized Love

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While the so-called 'honey trap' is a Hollywood cliché, it is also an enduring piece of tradecraft in the real-life world of spy versus spy. Employed by virtually every intelligence service in times of war and peace, the work of femme fatales and Romeo spies have shaped policy and history through seduction, betrayal and scandal.
Perhaps the most well known though least understood element of espionage, the use of honey traps can be found throughout history in religious texts, lurid headlines and pop culture mythology.
Honey Trapped is the first book to fully examine the oldest and consistently effective piece of tradecraft, from the ancient world to cyber seductions. Honey Trapped tells the stories of those spies, both famous and obscure, who used sex and leveraged love to acquire sensitive information. From Greek mythology to recent investigations, the potent mix of sex and espionage is sure to enthrall and entertain.

Author: Henry R. Schlesinger
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Published: 06/14/2022
Pages: 360
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.98h x 5.83w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781644282533

About the Author
Henry R. Schlesinger is an author and journalist who has covered intelligence technologies, counterterrorism, and law enforcement. His work has appeared in Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Technology Review, and Smithsonian magazine. He lives in New York City.