June 14, 2016


August 1941: a playboy created a stir at Casino Estoril (Portugal) by throwing down a large baccarat bet to humiliate his opponent. The Serbian was a British double agent, and the money―which he had just stolen from the Germans―belonged to the British.

From the sideline, watching with intent interest, was none other than Ian Fleming... who would be inspired by the curious figure and this exact night and location to create his most famous character: James Bond.

This is the true story of Popov, a World War II spy and real-life inspiration for James Bond, by Larry Loftis. Popov became a spy during World War II serving three networks as a double agent: the German Abwehr, the British MI5 and MI6, and the US FBI. He also had a reputation for living an extravagant lifestyle and cavorting with lots of beautiful women.

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