Jeffery Deaver provides WSJ with tips about spying

Carte Blanche author Jeffery Deaver has an article in the June 4 Wall Street Journal about what he learned about espionage while researching the new 007 novel.

Here’s one sample:

To be a spy, you don’t need to break into top-secret facilities, climb through air ducts and make your way through laser beam fields. Yes, agents do some of that acrobatic stuff, as well as sit in front of really neat high-def monitors, a la Jack Bauer in “24,” while vacuuming up cellphone calls and emails. But a huge amount of “product,” as intelligence is called, comes from open sources, information available to everyone, found in newspapers, on TV, in unclassified government, corporate and nonprofit reports and from observations in public. You can be sure that somebody in Russia’s SVR, one of the KGB’s successor agencies, is jotting down notes about this article even as you read it.

To read the entire article, JUST CLICK HERE. In the print edition, the story appears on page 3 of the Review section.