Spine somewhat creased, Corners bumped, shelf-cocked, remains of a price tag on front cover. Some yellowing but text block is clean and unmarked.
First of Helen MacInnes' many superb novels combining suspense, espionage and love. Her hallmark was the ordinary man and woman, innocently caught up in a deadly web of intrigue.
In the summer of 1939, "who would suspect dignified Oxford don Richard Myles and his lovely young wife, Frances, of being spies? Or that their innocent European vacation on the eve of World War II was really the cover for a dangerous mission that had already cost the lives of skilled British agents? It looked foolproof-but it wasn't. Somewhere along the way they had been betrayed. Suddenly they are plunged into a perilous world where no one is above suspicion."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall