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Larry Loftis Author Into The Lions Mouth

June 21, 201614 min
August 1941: Casino Estoril, Portugal An affluent Serbian playboy throws down an outrageously large baccarat bet to humiliate his opponent and creates a stir in the casino. What nobody knows is the Serbian in question is actually a British double agent by the name of Dusko Popov, and the money―which he just stole from the Germans―belongs to the British. From the sidelines, watching with intent interest, is none other than Ian Fleming, who would be inspired by the curious figure and this exact night and location to create his most famous and recognizable character: James Bond. Author Larry Loftis examines international spy and double agent Dusko Popov’s life and work in INTO THE LION’S MOUTH: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond. As a youngster, Dusko Popov 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

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