Assassination by crossbow, refueling homemade planes in mid-air, mother and daughter seduction&́#x80;Allied spy Tommy Sneum has done it all. The exploits of Tommy Sneum, the Danish-born spy who died in 2007, made him a legend in espionage circles. But until now, the full extraordinary story of Sneum&́#x80;s action-packed career as a British-run spy had never been told. Working with hundreds of hours of interviews with Sneum, Mark Ryan describes how Tommy made an incredible escape from Denmark in a battered old Hornet Moth aircraft&́#x80;which he had to refuel in mid-air by climbing out on the wing. Later, he escaped from Denmark again&́#x80;by walking across a treacherous frozen sea on which two of his companions died. Tommy brought over precious intelligence about the Nazi radar installations in Denmark and their atom bomb&́#x80;his reward was to be imprisoned in Brixton as a suspected double agent and threatened with execution. He cheated the hangman&́#x80;but it is only with the publi-cation of this enthralling book that Sneum can be celebrated as, in the words of Professor R.V. Jones, Churchill&́#x80;s chief of scientific intelligence, &́#x80;one of the true heroes of World War II.&́#x80; According to Major General Richard Eyre Lloyd, Sneum&́#x80;s King&́#x80;s Medal for Courage should have been the prestigious Victoria Cross.