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"Larry Loftis has written a sensational book, telling a remarkable true story that few know, even those in the intelligence business. Written in the style of the best spy thrillers, the book is impossible to put down. A must read."
—Michael Morell, CIA Director (acting 2011, 2012-13)

"For those wanting to know the real-life inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, here it is. ... A work of non-fiction that's more thriller than biography. It's well-researched, but provides just enough historical background to prep us for Popov's dangerous exploits into espionage, politics and warfare."
USA Today

"Gripping ... This one will keep you planted in your reading chair from start to finish."
—Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Excellent book – very impressive research! This is both a well-researched history book and a dramatic breath-taking spy story, all of it true. Mr. Loftis has shown an extraordinary ability to combine the high-integrity research discipline of his legal training with a 'page-turner' writing talent to produce a scholarly thriller that is hard to put down."
—Dr. Robert Kuckuck, Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory (ret.)

"Loftis recounts the exploits of the model for Ian Fleming’s James Bond character with great skill. ... Will have readers on the edge of their seats and immersed in this sometimes unbelievable tale."
—Library Journal

"Who needs fiction. Truth is a thousand times better, and this true-life adventure has it all. Action, history, secrets, conspiracies—a sizzling piece of entertainment that's real."
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

"Sifting through declassified documents from World War II — as well as hotel bills, letters and long-forgotten memoirs — Loftis painstakingly pinpoints the exact moment Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, first encountered this real-life 007."
—New York Post

"Superspy Dusko Popov—The Real-Life James Bond."
—Parade

"Excellent integration of primary and archival sources ... Impressive evidence ... Highly readable."
—Naval Historical Foundation

"The real-life inspiration for James Bond proves to be every bit as riveting as any of Ian Fleming's creations ...One of the most remarkable books we've read all year... Although Into the Lion's Mouth reads more like an intelligence caper than a biography, the book is impeccably researched and cited, making it an excellent read for even the most discriminating history buffs."
—BestThrillers.com

"Sometimes truth is not only stranger, but more exciting than fiction. If one is an Ian Fleming aficionado and a World War II history buff, you will find Into the Lion's Mouth a merger of the most exciting and fascinating aspects of both genres. '007's' exploits in the fourteen James Bond books almost pale in comparison to the actual exploits of Dusko Popov."
—Admiral R. J. Zlatoper, U.S. Navy (ret.)

"The description of UK's successful attack on the Italian Fleet at Taranto and how that served as the model for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor provide an interesting insight. Most shocking, however, is the fact that J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI Director, was provided this key intelligence by Dusko Popov four months before the Japanese attack, and apparently didn't tell anyone. Many thousands of lives could have been saved and the war in the Pacific could have been brought to a successful conclusion much sooner."
—Admiral James A. Lyons, Jr., U.S. Navy (ret.)

"007 inspiration: Bolder than James Bond."
—Orlando Sentinel

"Gripping, thrilling, and too crazy to be true—except that it is...Reads less like a biography and more like a thriller...One of the most fascinating things I've read, period."
—The Real Book Spy

"Packs the punch of a cyanide capsule."
—Joshua Hood, author of Clear by Fire and Warning Order

"James Bond is not the amalgamation of several bits and parts from people like Frankenstein’s monster, but based on one individual ... Reads much like a novel, and a thrilling one at that."
—The Big Thrill

"A true tale fraught with danger, suspense, beautiful women, and a fateful summer encounter at a certain Casino Estoril in 1941. ... Loftis makes the strongest case yet for why Bond fans should consider Popov as Fleming’s true inspiration."
—James Bond Radio

"A history book that reads like a fast-paced spy thriller. You’ll learn a ton about WWII espionage while anxiously wondering what’s going to happen next to Dusko."
—The Art of Manliness

"An espionage book that seems so highly improbable it could only be true. ... Even without the Fleming/Bond connection, Into the Lion’s Mouth is hard to put down and the exploits ... incredible."
—The James Bond Dossier

"Spectacular—incredible research and writing. Nonfiction that reads like a page-turning novel. Riveting and moving."
—Jonathan Braun, Parade

"His prose is stylish and supple, with fine character renderings and qualities befitting a novel. His research is amazing, providing material as obscure as high society notes from foreign newspapers. ... The descriptions of period tradecraft are absolutely fascinating. ... A rock-solid foundation of research." 
America in WWIImagazine

"Finally puts to rest the mystery of who inspired Fleming's iconic character."
Digital Journal

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (September 20, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1531889212
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1531889210
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 3.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.5 x 0.63 x 5.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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Larry Loftis is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the nonfiction spy thrillers THE PRINCESS SPY: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones; CODE NAME: LISE: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy; and INTO THE LION'S MOUTH: The True Story of Dusko Popov—World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond.

His books have been translated into numerous languages and can be found in Portugal, Holland, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Taiwan, India, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout the UK.

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