We have always been fascinated by spies people who live secret and dangerous lives in the shadows. In this book, you will read about how spying has developed over the centuries from simple codes and double agents, to hi-tech modern spies using technology to steal and sell information. If you are interested in how Queen Elizabeth's spymaster found out that there was a plan to kill her and take over the country; or how Mata Hari, a glamorous and beautiful spy, used her charm and intelligence to steal secrets in World War One; or how Edward Snowden managed to obtain documents that the British and American governments really didn t want anyone to know about then this book is for you.The Spymaster is published by Hippo Books, a publisher dedicated to producing interesting, readable and fun books. This book is suitable for English students with intermediate English or higher. Be sure to check out our other Hippo Graded Readers.About the Authors: Patrick Kennedy is the chief editor at Hippo Books. He is also one of Hippo's principal writers. He is a DELTA qualified English teacher with over ten years' experience teaching in Europe and Asia. Patrick has also written three English language textbook series. He is the author of the Mahoney Green mysteries and has contributed to many of Hippo's short story collections. Cooper Baltis is one of the writers and founders of Hippo Books. He is a former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the National University of Mongolia and is TESOL certified. He has taught English in Asia for five years and has published stories in several literary magazines in America. His Hippo books include Hassan and Lulu and My Brother the Giant, as well as many short story collections.