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Dark Mirror is the ultimate inside account of the vast global surveillance network that now pervades all our lives. 

Barton Gellman’s informant called himself ‘Verax’ - the truth-teller. It was only later that Verax unmasked himself as Edward Snowden. But Gellman’s primary role in bringing Snowden’s revelations to light, for which he shared the Pulitzer Prize, is only the beginning of this gripping real-life spy story. Snowden unlocked the door: here Gellman describes what he found on the other side over the course of a years-long journey of investigation. It is also the story of his own escalating battle against unknown digital adversaries after he discovered his own name on a file in the leaked document trove and realised that he himself was under attack.

Through a gripping narrative of paranoia, clandestine operations and jaw-dropping revelations, Dark Mirror delineates in full for the first time the hidden superstructure that connects government espionage with Silicon Valley. Who is spying on us and why? Here are the answers.

©2020 Barton Gellman (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"A remarkable, authentic and chilling exposé of a global conspiracy that reads like a first-rate conspiracy thriller: a book of gripping, compulsive and disturbing impact." (William Boyd)

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  • 18-08-2020

smoke and mirrors more like🤔

could have been great...but not based on anything real. substitute names, code names, waffling on about half stories. fell asleep a few times. I thought this was going to be more definitive, no wiser after listening, a lot of tech jargon for nerds as well. surveillance society my butt, found d it hard to give time or interest in this jumbled jargon. dissapointed throught it would have been great.

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  • George Eager
  • 05-06-2020

An engrossing story

Never a dull moment. Confirmed many of my darkest imaginings.The narration was great. The book sped by as I traveled to Malaysia.

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  • dave woodruff
  • 22-08-2020

wow

what a mind-blowing piece of work. spel bound from start to finish. couldn't recomend higher

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