British author and former journalist, Frederick Forsyth has revealed that he work with British intelligence agency, The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) otherwise known as the MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6) for more than 20 years.
This was made known through the author’s autobiography, The Outsider: My Life. The 77-year-old whose spy novels are bestsellers revealed that his stint with the MI6 began when he covered the Biafran civil war in Nigeria which lasted from 1967-1970.
“The Foreign Office was denying that there were any dying children and they were passionate in supporting the dictatorship in Lagos, and it was, oddly enough, MI6 that had a different viewpoint,” Forsyth said
Forsyth’s most remarkable novels include: The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File and The Dogs of War. He has sold more than 70 million copies of books worldwide. His most recent novel, The Kill List was published in 2013.