Title: The Net That Covers The World
Author: Edward Spiro
Spiro, Edward [Edward H. Cookridge, pseud] (1955). The Net That Covers The World. New York: Henry Holt
- London ed. (Muller) has title: Soviet Spy Net.
Date Posted: September 26, 2016
Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf
Written by a former British intelligence aide and professional journalist, this is a popular account of the Soviet espionage system, its history, organization, and functions. ln an introductory chapter the author states his purposes as follows: “This book is not a ‘denunciation’ of the Soviet secret service, and only an ‘exposure I in the sense that, for the first time, the organization and working of this formidable superhead of militant Communism is fully explained.” Like all such popular surveys this work is “undocumented and often unverifiable.”
 Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 151