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Sir Stafford Nye's flight home from Malaya takes an unprecedented twist when a young woman confides in him that someone is trying to kill her. In a moment of weakness, he agrees to lend her his passport. Unwittingly, the diplomat has put his own life on the line. When he meets the mystery woman again, she is a different person, and he finds himself drawn into a battle against an invisible—and altogether more dangerous—enemy. . . .--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I agree with those reviewers that believe that this is not Agathat's best work, far from it. Her foray is mystery and this books attempts to be a thriller, which doesn't work at... Read morePublished on June 12 2004 by Alexandra Ostrov
At the Frankfurt airport the diplomat Sir Stafford Nye takes an enormous risk when he gives, without questions, his flamboyant cloak and his passport to a young woman who slightly... Read morePublished on April 25 2004 by Geert Daelemans
I am now on my third time reading this book in its entirety, and I still love it. Maybe it's my affection for the name Sir Stafford Nye, or maybe it's my fascination with the... Read morePublished on May 25 2003
...Except for Stafford Nye, Great-Aunt Matilda, and Theodora/Renata/Mary Ann, who are often absent for several chapters on end, the characters are so poorly developed that when... Read morePublished on April 26 2003