An excellent account of one diplomatic family in the midst of Hitler gaining power. One man with a boring personality but an insight for the future that would have helped us avoid much future misery. Our government doesn't come thru looking very good.
A detective/mystery with no real clues as to how conclusions were reached and an ending leaving much in the realm of the reader's i;magination
The detective always seemed to be in a wild goose chase without success. The "bad guy" always seemed 2 steps ahead. Even though the ending helped, the book didn't rate the accolades of the other authors on the back of the book jacket.
Aging knees and all, Jance has brought Beaumont back to solve a multiple crime. Let's hope that with his kknee operation we can enjoy a few more of his exploits.
With most of the other literary heros aging dangerously, 007 seems young and daring as before. Deaver, at least in this book, is a good Fleming replacement