Into the Lion's Mouth

Into the Lion's Mouth

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James Bond has nothing on Dusko Popov. a double agent for the Abwehr, MI5 and MI6, and the FBI during World War II, Popov seduced numerous women, spoke five languages, and was a crack shot, all while maintaining his cover as a Yugoslavian diplomata€b On a cool August evening in 1941, a Serbian playboy created a stir at Casino Estoril in Portugal by throwing down an outrageously large baccarat bet to humiliate his opponent. The Serbian was a British double agent, and the moneya€•which he had just stolen from the Germansa€•belonged to the British. From the sideline, watching with intent interest was none other than Ian Fleminga€b The Serbian was Dusko Popov. As a youngster, he was expelled from his London prep school. Years later he would be arrested and banished from Germany for making derogatory statements about the Third Reich. When World War II ensued, the playboy became a spy, eventually serving three dangerous masters: the Abwehr, MI5 and MI6, and the FBI. On August 10, 1941, the Germans sent Popov to the United States to construct a spy network and gather information on Pearl Harbor. The FBI ignored his German questionnaire, but J. Edgar Hoover succeeded in blowing his cover. While MI5 desperately needed Popov to deceive the Abwehr about the D-Day invasion, they assured him that a return to the German Secret Service Headquarters in Lisbon would result in torture and execution. He went anyway... Into the Liona€™s Mouth is a globe-trotting account of a mana€™s entanglement with espionage, murder, assassins, and loversa€•including enemy spies and a Hollywood starlet. It is a story of subterfuge and seduction, patriotism, and cold-blooded courage. It is the story of Dusko Popova€•the inspiration for James Bond. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Hardcover edition.After the war, in 1948, Horsfall won the Spa 24-Hour Race, again driving an Aston Martin. The following year he was fatally injured while driving in the BRDC International Trophy Race. Each year the Aston Martin Ownera#39;s Club holds the St.

Title:Into the Lion's Mouth
Author: Larry Loftis
Publisher:Penguin - 2016-06-14

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