Author(s): James McNeish
'I think Costello was pursued by British Intelligence because there was an assumption that it might be an extension of the Philby "ring of five".' - Sir George Laking Auckland. Cambridge. Moscow. Paris. New Zealand's most brilliant envoy and the man who blew the whistle on Soviet possession of the atom bomb. The first western diplomat to penetrate the Nazi death camps at the end of the war, and General Fryberg's favourite intelligence officer. Paddy Costello was a scholar, a soldier, a diplomat, an exemplary father, a maverick, a lover of good wine. But was he also a spy? First published September 2007.
The author of more than twenty books and plays, James McNeish has received a number of awards and fellowships. His novels include Mackenzie and Lovelock and his non-fiction Art of the Pacific and Dance of the Peacocks.