“…fascinating, well-researched historical novel…” *
“…unconditionally a remarkable piece…” **
“…the greatest power of the spy service,” he said, “its very highest purpose, is not the gathering of information or the elimination of enemies, but the power to control the minds of the masses…” - from the novel by Allan Torrey
The Sidney Reilly of Private War is not the spy of MI6 legend or of the popular Reilly TV series. Nor is he the mythical Reilly, promoted as the real-life prototype of Ian Fleming’s fictional James Bond, “the spy who never made a mistake.”
** Dr. Lev Bezymensky, Soviet Historian, Publisher, Keeper of The Kremlin’s “Reilly Files:”
“Torrey’s manuscript is unconditionally a remarkable piece … There are common versions of Reilly’s story drawn by ‘court historians.’ But in this version there is something unusual: the picture drawn by Torrey is far closer to the truth. This is why I am inclined to recommend publishing this book in Russian.”
Allan Torrey grew up in Swarthmore, PA. He studied Political Philosophy, Practical Politics and Public Policy at Temple University and Rutgers Graduate School, and lives in New York.
Allan has enjoyed a successful career as financial advisor, political campaign manager and consultant, speechwriter, research specialist and strategist.
Private War is the product of nearly 30 years of research, travel, interviewing, writing and editing.
He may be contacted at: email@example.com