In Paris, on a winter night in 1938,a murder/suicide at a discreet lovers’ hotel is no romantic tragedy-it is the work of the OVRA,Mussolini’s fascist secret police,and meant to eliminate the editor of Liberazione,a clandestine emigre newspaper. Carlo Weisz, a foreign correspondent with the Reuters bureau,becomes the new editor.
Weisz is,at the moment of the murder,in Spain,reporting on the last campaign of the Spanish civil war.But as soon as he returns to Paris,he is pursued by the French Surete,by agents of OVRA,and by officers of the British secret Intelligence Service. In the desperate politicsof a Europe on the edge of war,a foreign correspondent is a pawn-worth surveillance,or blackmail or murder.
17 × 10.5 × 2 cm
ORION BOOKS LTD