Despite his personal misgivings about the destabilizing effect of a war between Russia and Japan, Reilly is pressured into helping the Japanese in launching a surprise sneak attack against Port Arthur. His chief contribution to the operation is handing over the plans of the Russian mine fields guarding the harbor. He doesn't lose the opportunity that this insider information gives him, and he capitalizes on the knowledge by acquiring large stores of cement, coal, lumber, and other indispensable war materials. The master spy also is not surprised to find out that his neglected wife Margaret has been having an affair with his subordinate Greenberg. Written by
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It's a bad situation, Colonel, but I don't see why we shouldn't make money out of it.