By Sidney Reilly
In September 1925, Sidney Reilly journeyed around the Russian frontier on a challenge to overthrow the Bolsheviks and fix the Czar. He vanished with no hint. The conditions surrounding his loss of life stay a mystery.
This vintage autobiography unearths the exciting adventures and exploits of the fellow extensively credited as being the unique twentieth-century super-spy, proposal 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 actually Russian. offered the army go for his bold operations, he met his demise in Russia in 1925 after a sting operation by means of the Soviet mystery Service.
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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. Following the breakdown of Kerenski’s abortive administration and the accession of the Bolsheviks to power, Russia had ceased hostilities against Germany.
A gasp of surprise answered me. A chain rattled, and the door was opened a little wider. ‘You,’ gasped Elena Michailovna incredulously. ‘You – back again in Petrograd,’ and she began to sob quietly with relief. And thus I came back to Petrograd. I had already worked out a plan of campaign. The first thing I did when I had billeted myself was to get into touch with some of the members of my old Petrograd set, whom I thought might be of service. I had to proceed with caution. Some might be fled, others dead, others under suspicion.
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. Here is a return ticket. You will travel as a collaborator of mine. And now – au revoir. ’ Grammatikoff and myself thus very simply solved the extremely difficult question of travelling between Moscow and Petrograd.
Adventures of a British Master Spy: The Memoirs of Sydney Reilly by Sidney Reilly