This is the story of Britain's Secret Intelligence Services (SIS) - often referred to as MI6 - as told from the perspective of a senior SIS spy's daughter. Souza describes espionage as a way of life. Beginning with the murder of the "Boy King" of Iraq in 1958, the year her father was recruited, and following through to her personal experience of an SIS fiasco prior to the Gulf War after her father's death, Souza depicts how the SIS attempted to silence her for a number of years. Recalling the extravagant arrangements the Crown made for her father upon returning to London from Iraq, Souza tells in chilling detail how things turned sour as he struggled to balance loyalty to the Crown with the increasingly amoral demands of what had become a renegade service. The murky world of lobbying in Thatcher's Britain is re-visited as Souza explains how she became a lobbyist and was expected to inherit her father's career by spying on Labour MPs (an inheritance she rejected). We learn of the Labour MP who came to her aid, the former senior Conservative secretary of state who assisted her and of the journal editor who enabled her to tell her story.
Corrine Souza, a regular contributor to the espionage journal Lobster, is an acknowledged expert on Britain's commercial lobbying industry. She is the author of the first Directory of Political Lobbying, and wrote the industry's first expose, So You Want to be a Lobbyist?