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Frederick Hitz

Originally posted July 2004

The Great Game

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Authors of modern espionage novels typically will devote a lot of energy (they tell us) to making sure they get the details right, insuring that what we're reading is "realistic." How well do they do? How closely does contemporary fiction mirror real-life espionage? Former CIA officer Frederick Hitz, who now teaches at Johns Hopkins, does a side-by-side study in this book.

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