By James R. Benn
In this 7th installment of James R. Benn's hit WWII-era secret sequence, Lieutenant Billy Boyle is going undercover within the Vatican.
Lieutenant Billy Boyle can have used a leisure after his final case, but if his female friend, Diana Seaton, a British undercover agent, is going lacking within the Vatican, the place she used to be operating undercover, he insists on being assigned to a homicide research there so he can try and support her.
An American monsignor is located murdered on the foot of Death's Door, one of many 5 entrances to Saint Peter's Basilica. Wild invoice Donovan, head of the OSS, wishes the killing investigated. the truth that the Vatican is impartial territory in German-occupied Rome is just one of the stumbling blocks Billy needs to conquer. First is a harrowing trip, smuggled into Rome whereas warding off the Gestapo and Allied bombs. Then he needs to navigate Vatican politics and personalities--some are pro-Allied, others pro-Nazi, and the remainder steadfastly neutral--to examine the reality in regards to the murdered monsignor. yet that's now not his basically main issue; only a brief stroll from the Vatican border is the notorious Regina Coeli legal, the place Diana is being held. Can he dare a rescue, or will a failed try alert the Germans to his venture and chance an open violation of Vatican neutrality?
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And George G. Harrap & Company Ltd. Brief excerpts from The Later Ego by James Agate, edited by Jacques Barzun. Copyright 1951 by Crown Publishers Inc. J. B. Lippincott Company and George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd. Brief excerpts from Edward VIII by Frances Donaldson. Copyright © 1974, 1975 by Frances Donaldson. Little, Brown and Company in association with The Atlantic Monthly Press and George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Poem entitled ‘To Edith’ reprinted from The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell 1872–1914.
I came down one morning, very glum, a bear, and I looked at the automobile and it hit me: a slamming door? All that happened in the end was that the tramp approached the girl, and as he did so an automobile braked against the sidewalk. Its occupant walked rapidly to the park railings beside the girl. The tramp bought a flower and tendered his last dollar bill. While he was waiting for his change, and she was feeling for it, the smart steps retreated to the car, she heard the door slam and the purr of a luxurious engine.
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