counterspying

counterspying

(ˈkaʊntəˌspaɪɪŋ)
n
the activities of a counterspy
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(20.) "But beyond the rather facile irony of a childish rhyme attaching to a deadly serious "game" of spying and counterspying, there lies a whole intricately woven set of relationships between adults and children, between innocence and disillusionment, between loyalty and betrayal that gives the novel's title a deeper resonance" (King 65).
Late-Imperial Russia was awash in documentary forgeries, domestic spying, and counterspying, with revolutionaries and the Czarist secret police often involved in complex duplicities.
A run-down of Gladney's former wives shows the relentless impingement of global concerns on his life as a husband and father: one "worked part-time as a spy," another "came from a distinguished old family that had a long tradition of spying and counterspying and she was now married to a high-level jungle operative," and yet another, "before retiring to the ashram, was a foreign-currency analyst" (213).