Henry Wade is never sentimental about the Force, never minimises the difficulties under which they work,, never allows them to score spectacular and improbable successes. Once again the process of detection rings true —'the careful and often heart-breaking assembly of small fragments of evidence; this time the scene of the story is a country house, in a country village, the City of Oxford, and Paris. From its opening chapter with General Sir Vane Tabbfird seated at the head of his dinner table and with Lady Tabbard on his right talking to the General's closest frien 1 who is waiting to hear whether or not he will be offered the Paris Embassy, the story develops, logically and excitingly, into a drama, first of blackmail and then of murder.
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