Spymaster: The Secret Life of Kendrick
Spymaster charts the extraordinary life of one of MI6’s most senior officers in the
20th century. Thomas Joseph Kendrick was placed at the heart of Europe’s espionage
hub – Vienna. There he crossed paths with the infamous Kim Philby and Edith Tudor-
After Hitler’s annexed Austria in March 1938, Kendrick was swamped by a human catastrophe of unparalleled proportions and worked to save over 200 Austrian Jews a day. But another dangerous game was afoot. Dubbed “the elusive Englishman” by Hitler’s Secret Service, Kendrick’s real identity eluded the Abwehr for over a year, until finally, a double agent denounced him.
He was unceremoniously thrown out of Austria, returned to Britain and disappeared
from public view, but not from the ranks of the British Secret Service. He re-
This is a story of betrayal, steely nerve and daring, but out of the shadows of MI6 secrecy, his full story emerges for the very first time.
"This fascinating story is all that one has come to expect of any book by Helen; well researched and above all interesting. One has to wonder what she will dig up next."
Journal of the Intelligence Corps
"A gripping, story well told."
Journal of the Association of Jewish Refugees
"The author has a very easy style and the reference to Kim Philby and Edith Tudor-
ARRSE (Army Rumour Service)