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 with no hint. The situations surrounding his dying stay a mystery.
This vintage autobiography unearths the exciting adventures and exploits of the guy largely credited as being the unique twentieth-century super-spy, notion 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 was once in truth Russian. presented the army go for his bold operations, he met his dying in Russia in 1925 after a sting operation via the Soviet mystery Service.
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I turned round. Nobody else was in the street. I was unobserved. I slipped into the house and mounted the stairs. They were dirty and covered with litter and stunk abominably. The whole house was deathly silent. It might have been deserted – in the hands of the housebreakers probably. As a matter of fact it was a large block of flats, more than 200 altogether, and all of them were occupied by more than one family. I came to a halt before a door, listening and looking very carefully up and down the stairs before I knocked.
By the greatest good fortune the day was squally and my representative with his nose appearing from a voluminous, if ragged coat, bore a sufficiently close resemblance to me. Thus I changed my identity and became M. Constantine. M. Constantine’s future was mapped out for him. It would of course be unwise for him to visit any of the known friends of Sidney Reilly, but in his pocket he had a letter addressed by Grammatikoff to Dagmara K. Dagmara was Grammatikoff’s niece and, as such, of course, perfectly well known to me, though I had not seen her since before the outbreak of the war.
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. We travelled as collaborator of the Tcheka-Criminel. On my return to Moscow I proceeded at once with the organisation of my conspiracy, and the preparation of the White Russians to wipe out the terror. I had to be cautious though. The Tcheka was everywhere and the chances that I would enlist some of its provocateurs into my scheme were large.