Trust No One

Author: Richard B. Spence
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Master spy was the basis for the James Bond character.

The Private War of Sidney Reilly

Author: Allan Torrey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615791623
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British master spy Sidney Reilly tries to prevent Lenin from taking power over Russia in 1918. He fails but soon discovers that he was betrayed. After investigating, Reilly goes back to Russia on one final high-stakes gamble-- and disappears forever. Both SIS and KGB are completely stymied and invent "legends" to protect their interests. Private War, based on original research independent of the SIS and KGB, is the first telling of what really happened. Both Robin Lockhart, author of "Reilly: Ace of Spies" and Lev Bezymensky, the Soviet go-to man for information on Reilly, endorsed the book.

Ace of Spies

Author: Andrew Cook
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752469533
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Sidney Reilly influenced world history through acts of extraordinary courage and sheer audacity. He was a master spy, a brilliant con man, a charmer, and a cad who lived on his wits and thrived on danger, using women shamelessly and killing where necessary—and unnecessary. Sidney Reilly is one of the most fascinating spies of the 20th century, yet he remains one of the most enigmatic. Introducing new evidence gathered from an extraordinary range of sources, Andrew Cook tells the full story of Sidney Reilly’s life. He proves conclusively who Reilly was, where he came from, and the truth behind his most daring exploits.

Russian Roulette

Author: Giles Milton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620405695
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In 1917, a band of communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace of Tsar Nicholas II-a dramatic and explosive act marking that Vladimir Lenin's communist revolution was now underway. But Lenin would not be satisfied with overthrowing the Tsar. His goal was a global revolt that would topple all Western capitalist regimes-starting with the British Empire. Russian Roulette tells the spectacular and harrowing story of the British spies in revolutionary Russia and their mission to stop Lenin's red tide from washing across the free world. They were an eccentric cast of characters, led by Mansfield Cumming, a one-legged, monocle-wearing former sea captain, and included novelist W. Somerset Maugham, beloved children's author Arthur Ransome, and the dashing, ice-cool Sidney Reilly, the legendary Ace of Spies and a model for Ian Fleming's James Bond. Cumming's network would pioneer the field of covert action and would one day become MI6. Living in disguise, constantly switching identities, they infiltrated Soviet commissariats, the Red Army, and Cheka (the feared secret police), and would come within a whisker of assassinating Lenin. In a sequence of bold exploits that stretched from Moscow to the central Asian city of Tashkent, this unlikely band of agents succeeded in foiling Lenin's plot for global revolution.

Stalin s Romeo Spy

Author: Emil Draitser
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810126648
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Relates the life of a top Soviet spy, who seduced women to obtain diplomatic pouches, risked his life to steal military secrets and summoned physical courage to cross the Sahara Desert and the jungles of the Congo, only to be tortured by the Stalin regime, forced to falsely confess to selling out and sentenced to 20 years of hard labor in the Gulag.

Russian Roulette

Author: Giles Milton
Publisher: Sceptre
ISBN: 9781444737042
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'It reads like fiction, but it is, astonishingly, history' The Times In 1917, an eccentric band of British spies is smuggled into newly-Soviet Russia. Their goal? To defeat Lenin's plan to destroy British India and bring down the democracies of the West. These extraordinary spies, led by Mansfield Cumming, proved brilliantly successful. They found a wholly new way to deal with enemies, one that relied on espionage and dirty tricks rather than warfare. They were the unsung founders of today's modern, highly professional secret services. They were also the inspiration for fictional heroes to follow, from James Bond to Jason Bourne.

Go Spy the Land

Author: George Alexander Hill
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1849547084
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Before espionage entered the era of modern technology, there was the age of George Alexander Hill: a time of swashbuckling secret agents, swordsticks and secret assignations with deadly female spies. The daring escapades of some of the first members of Britain's secret service are revealed in this account of perilous adventure and audacious missions in Imperial and revolutionary Russia. First published in 1932, Hill's rip-roaring narrative recounts tales of his fellow operatives Arthur Ransome - author of Swallows and Amazons and one of the most effective British spies in Russia - and Sidney Reilly - so-called 'Ace of Spies' and architect of a thwarted plot to assassinate the Bolshevik leadership. Unavailable for decades, this lost classic offers fascinating portraits of a world unfathomable to those growing up against a backdrop of WikiLeaks and cyber espionage, and of true-life characters whose exploits were so extraordinary that they have entered the realm of legend.

Blood Red Snow White

Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1626725489
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There never was a story that was happy through and through. When writer Arthur Ransome leaves his unhappy marriage in England and moves to Russia to work as a journalist, he has little idea of the violent revolution about to erupt. Unwittingly, he finds himself at its center, tapped by the British to report back on the Bolsheviks even as he becomes dangerously, romantically entangled with Trotsky's personal secretary. Both sides seek to use Arthur to gather and relay information for their own purposes . . . and both grow to suspect him of being a double agent. Arthur wants only to elope far from conflict with his beloved, but her Russian ties make leaving the country nearly impossible. And the more Arthur resists becoming a pawn, the more entrenched in the game he seems to become. Blood Red Snow White, a Soviet-era thriller from renowned author Marcus Sedgwick, is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats. This title has Common Core connections.

The Margin of Evil

Author: Simon Boxall
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492804819
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It is the era of High-Stalinism, and through a series of flashbacks we are introduced to Georgii Radetzky. Recruited by the Bolsheviks he goes to work for the Cheka; we also find out, as the story unfolds, that once upon a time he was a loyal servant of the Tsar, and assistant to Russia`s greatest, unknown, detective Auguste Gerhardt.Moscow is a city turned upside down by the ravages of war, revolution, civil war and famine. The Bolshevik rump state is surrounded by the Whites. Everybody`s fighting to survive.Fast forward to the winter of 1918 – 19; one of Georgii`s old associates, Gerhardt, finds out that he`s back in town; and decides, on the off chance, to catch up with him and have a quiet word. From this moment on, Comrade Radetzky finds himself steadily drawn into a scheming Kremlin world of political intrigue, which is being acted out behind the scenes, in the aftermath of the failed assassination attempt on Lenin.This web of deception brings him into contact with master-spy Sidney Reilly, and the rising star of the Bolshevik party Josef Stalin. At first, completely ignorant of the facts, and not really realising where it`s all leading, Georgii Radetzky, discreetly, finds the evidence, and patiently pieces the case together. Although at this early stage, it`s still not immediately clear to him what he`s getting himself into; but it`s a trail of deception, deceit and double cross that stretches all the way back in time, from Stalin`s office to a dusty attic in Sidney Street, and back through the Great War to Trotsky`s apartment in the Kremlin, and on to a forest clearing near the Dvina river. In this world Georgii finds love, and learns to swallow the bitter pill of betrayal; he makes some friends, has some good times, takes out some insurance, but he`s always looking over his shoulder.Georgii Radetzky knows that he`s caught up in a series of Machiavellian intrigues from which he cannot escape, but survive he must, because these events, as he will later find out, will have profound consequences for himself and every other man, woman and child, who ever lived through the Cold War.What would you do if YOU were Georgii Radetzky?