Who was Major Kavan Elliott, womaniser, wartime saboteur, rogue and peacetime spy? Behind an ostensibly respectable business cover his nomadic life entangled him in a web of deception, beautiful women, Communist double agents and interrogation at the hands of the Gestapo and the Hungarian secret police. This is the extraordinary, authentic story of the quest undertaken by Kavan Elliott's son - the author, Geoffrey Elliott - for the truth about his remarkable father. His search takes him from the torture chambers of Budapest to the classified archives of the British Secret Intelligence Service and reveals an astonishing tale of espionage, betrayal, romance and double-dealing, a trail that led from suburban Croydon to Tsarist Siberia.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Geoffrey Elliott was a merchant banker with Siegmund Warburg moving to New York as a managing director of Morgan Grenfell. He learned Russian at Cambridge while serving in the Intelligence Corps & qualified as an interpreter. He is an honorary fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford.Review:
A fascinating account of an extraordinary father by his son. Lord Rees-Mogg a most excellent and lively adventure, exploring also new and unexpected angles Sir William Deakin author of THE EMBATTLED MOUNTAIN his book is a good read. SOLDIER I SPY makes enthralling reading. SOUTHERN DAILY ECHO
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Little, Brown & Company, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0316643076