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.
Part One: Sidney Reilly’s Narrative
Part Two: Mrs Reilly’s Narrative
Part Three: Mrs Reilly’s Narrative Continued
Appendix One: Report to the War Office from the National Archives
Appendix Two: The Murder of Sydney Riley (Sevodnia, 11th October 1926)