This fast-moving and intriguing tale of world politics centres around Victoria Jones, an impetuous young lady whose chance meeting with Edward Goring in a London park leads her to follow him to Baghdad. There she is recruited by Mr Dakin of the Intelligence Service, who asks her to undertake a secret mission for him. Despite the grave danger to her Victoria relishes her assignment.
But how does Edward fit in with what she has discovered and can she really trust him - or indeed any of the other she becomes embroiled with?
'To sit back and be led through... by the most seductive and elegant of tones is pure joy' The Spectator