Alan Stripp turned his experience as a wartime codebreaker to good effect in both
historical and fictional accounts of the secret war against the Japanese. In Codebreaker
in the Far East (1989), Stripp described his career as a cryptanalyst within an account
of the contribution of British signals intelligence in the Allied victory in Burma
The Code Snatch is a fictionalised account of the theft of a Japanese military codebook
in late 1944. The novel is based on true events, though Stripp would never be drawn
on the exact points where fact and fiction coincided.