By Sidney Reilly
In September 1925, Sidney Reilly journeyed around the Russian frontier on a challenge to overthrow the Bolsheviks and restoration the Czar. He vanished and not using a hint. The conditions surrounding his dying stay a mystery.
This vintage autobiography unearths the interesting adventures and exploits of the fellow greatly credited as being the unique twentieth-century super-spy, concept for Ian Fleming's James Bond.
Sidney Reilly, the so-called Ace of Spies, was once a womanizing British undercover agent who claimed to be Irish yet used to be in truth Russian. offered the army pass for his bold operations, he met his loss of life in Russia in 1925 after a sting operation through the Soviet mystery Service.
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The door opened about half an inch and the point of a nose might be seen peering round it. ’ I asked. ‘M. ’ There came the sound of a chain being removed, the door opened, and I slipped in. The door closed quietly behind me. I was M. Constantine, Chief of the British secret intelligence service in Soviet Russia. • • • In the spring of 1918, on returning from a mission, I found my superiors awaiting me with some impatience. I was instructed to proceed to Russia without delay. The progress of affairs in that part of the world was filling the Allies with consternation.
Grammatikoff realised that the gentleman before him was someone he knew, but who it was he could not say. The President resembled someone – but who? ’ Grammatikoff was a barrister and had practised in that court. And now he recognised in the gentleman before him the famous juge d’instruction in espionage cases. How had he become President of the Tcheka? That was the sort of question one did not ask. ‘I know,’ said Orloff, ‘that you must go to Moscow, but all travelling between Petrograd and Moscow is forbidden to the ordinary citizen.
Lenin was to address them and Trotsky was to give a report of the position on the Koltchak front. I saw Berzin that same evening and learned that he already had the news. One of the Lettish regiments would in the course of its duty be on guard at the exits and entrances of the Grand Theatre. The meeting might have been arranged for my benefit. I told Berzin that whatever commandant was detached for duty was to choose the men whom he was absolutely sure were faithful and devoted to our cause. At a given signal the soldiers were to close the doors and cover all the people in the theatre with their rifles, while a selected detachment was to secure the persons of Lenin and Trotsky.