From Act II, Chapter 2
. . . I ask the source how this might be reported, how closely held it was. He said only a "handful of people" know. Even he, with highest-level security clearance, knows only the barest outlines. He thinks the intelligence chief is the guy who "was just hung in Iraq, the guy whose head came off." He can't remember the name.
What about the British agent?
He pauses, considering his next step. "His name is Michael Shipster. Been around for a long time. Debonair guy. Brilliant. He's the best they have. But good luck finding him." . . .
Michael Shipster was a top British intelligence agent and former Mideast chief at MI6 who managed a number of secret meetings with the head of Iraqi intelligence prior to the war in Iraq. Through these meetings, Shipster was able to establish key information about Iraqi WMD and insight into the mind of Saddam Hussein--information that was passed to the highest reaches of the British and American governments. Shipster left MI6 in 2005 and is currently sailing around the world.