Has Edward Snowden Killed the Spy Novel?

If Agatha Christie were still with us, she would delight in crafting a whodunit around this intriguing question. Has Snowden, the former CIA staffer and US National Security Agency contractor, through his mass public dumps of the US intelligence community’s “crown jewels,” destroyed the very raison d’êspion for spy literature? Is the age of secrecy done and dusted, along with the spies who go with it?

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