A gripping and colourful portrait of a celebrated, glamorous, and daring double-agent - possibly the inspiration for James Bond - who epitomised everything we associate with the life of the spy.
Russell Miller is a prize-winning journalist and the author of seven previous books. His book on the Magnum photo agency was described by John Simpson as 'the best book on photo-journalism I have ever read', and his oral histories of D-Day, Nothing Less Than Victory, and the SOE, Behind The Lines, were widely acclaimed, both in Britain and in the United States.
For anybody interested in the spider's web of war-time deception,
in which Popov lighted like an iridescent butterfly, this Tricycle
is worth a ride -- Christopher Hudson * Daily Mail *
As intriguing and nerve-wracking as [the] subject's career -- Jeremy Lewis * Sunday Times *