Chris Penhaligon is a spy for hire. He has worked undercover for MI5 and Special Branch on covert operations that cannot be traced back to the British Security Services, more commonly known as “Deniable Black ops"
Serving with 2 Para in Belfast, Northern lreland, he survived the first-ever remote controlled car bomb explosion in the Province. On duty in Berlin, he was a member of the Spandau Guard, whose job was to keep 24-hour watch on the former Nazi deputy leader Rudolph Hess.
One Blood reveals how, after infiltrating deep inside Greenpeace for several years, Penhaligon's cover was blown by the cold indifference of Scotland Yard's senior officers.
Penhaligon accompanied the Greenpeace action unit on many operations - including an attack on Downing Street.
Later in the wake of the poisoning of the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Penhaligon was paid by home security service, MI5, to develop links with a Russian interpreter in Moscow
One Blood, Penhaligon's story is not James Bond fiction - where every drama has a happy ending.
He tells of the true grim reality of how Britain's secret services use private undercover operators to do their dirty work. Working with no back up and no come back, these private spies regularly lay their lives on the line for their country.
The book is also packed with tradecraft secrets of both living and working alone deep undercover in the UK and in foreign hostile countries. The fact that Penhaligon is here to write this book is a true testament to his skills and success in surviving so long in this twilight world where sometimes serious harm or even death is on the agenda of those he confronts.