Jim Lee’s strengths are in his powerful movement and his supercharging narrative that is highly theatrical and very gripping.

Martin Barnes, Head of Photography, V&A


Overwhelming! A very personal encounter with the real spy world.

Nigel West, author and intelligence historian


Jim Lee brings a distinctive viewpoint and profound empathy to everything he does – to photography, to lm, and now to writing. On his first page he seduces us with the promise of “a strange mix of things: some quite grand and lavish, others rather austere and simple” – and he fulfils the promise again and again.

Barry Schwabsky, art critic and historian


Jim Lee has lived more lives than most of the luckiest neighbourhood cats.

Colin Vaines, Film producer (Coriolanus, Gangs of New York, The Young Victoria)