Adventures of a British Master Spy
The Memoirs of Sydney Reilly
ISBN10: 1849547181 ISBN13: 9781849547185 Publisher: Dialogue Published: Sep 15 2015 Pages: 297 Weight: 0.66lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In September 1925, Sidney Reilly journeyed across the Russian frontier on a mission to overthrow the Bolsheviks and restore the Czar. He vanished without a trace. The circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery. This classic autobiography reveals the intriguing adventures and exploits of the man widely credited as being the original twentieth-century super-spy, inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond. Sidney Reilly, the so-called Ace of Spies, was a womanizing British secret agent who claimed to be Irish but was in fact Russian. Awarded the Military Cross for his daring operations, he met his death in Russia in 1925 after a sting operation by the Soviet Secret Service.