“‘I am an agent of the MWD. Yes, I am a double agent for the Russians. I was taken on a year after the war and I have worked for them ever since. I was in love with a Pole in the RAF. Until you, I still was. You can find out who he was. He had two DSOs and after the war he was trained by M and dropped back into Poland. They caught him and by torturing him they found out a lot and also about me. They came after me and told me he could live if I would work for them. He knew nothing of this, but he was allowed to write me. The letter arrived on the fifteenth of each month. I found I couldn’t stop. I couldn’t bear the idea of a fifteenth coming round without his letter. It would mean that I had killed him. […] You might save my life, but I couldn’t bear the look in your dear eyes.’”
Ian Fleming, Casino Royale
M: She had a boyfriend, a French-Algerian. They were very much in love. He was kidnapped by the organization behind Le Chiffre and they blackmailed her, threatening to kill him unless she cooperated. We should have picked up on it, but sometimes we’re so focused on our enemies, we forget to watch our friends.
Casino Royale (2006)