Welcome to the intriguing world of an adventurous American Intelligence Agent, Colonel Sidney Mashbir (1891–1973), who spent the 1920s and 1930s secretly in alliance with members of the Japanese Royal Family and other top leaders of Japan. Together, they delayed and made a valiant effort to prevent war between their nations.
This thrilling saga presents a Master spy who pioneered the beginning of the CIA, utilizing secret diplomacy and dangerous missions to shape world events. His long military intelligence career began in the early 1900s and continued into the Atomic Age!
Based on his deep understanding the Japanese language and culture, Mashbir achieved a closer intimacy with Emperor Hirohito than any Westerner. In spite of Mashbir and his Japanese allies' courageous, peace-keeping efforts, World War II erupted. Mashbir was then forced to take a pivotal role in defeating Japan, a nation and its people whom he had so befriended.
Sixty-five years after World War II, President Barack Obama awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, to the thousands who had served under Colonel Mashbir's command in a top secret intelligence organization called A.T.I.S.
The Emperor and the Spy, is based on and inspired by the author's acquisition of Colonel Mashbir's never-before-revealed intimate letters, secret official documents, and photographs. This was combined with historical archives and interviews with Mashbir's family, giving a window to an exciting untold story. The latest Revised Edition was published November 2019 with additional illustrations.
Visit www.TheEmperorAndTheSpy.com to explore an Illustrated Timeline and Blogs linked to this fascinating historical period and some of the secret documents that inspired the novel.