English scientist and former MI5 intelligence officerwd:Q3124586
country of citizenship: United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: St Peter's College, Bishop's Stortford College
occupation: military officer, counterspy, spy, scientist
Peter Maurice Wright CBE (9 August 1916 – 27 April 1995) was a principal scientific officer for MI5, the British counter-intelligence agency. His book Spycatcher, written with Paul Greengrass, became an international bestseller with sales of over two million copies. Spycatcher was part memoir, part exposé of what Wright claimed were serious institutional failings in MI5 and his subsequent investigations into those. He is said to have been influenced in his counterespionage activity by James Jesus Angleton, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) counterintelligence chief from 1954 to 1975.
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author: Peter Wright