By Margaret Truman
British Ambassador to the U.S. Geoffrey James is a shady style, susceptible to womanizing and taking monetary good thing about his contacts. while Ambassador James drops useless at his personal gala get together, all people suspects the ambassador's Iranian valet Nuri Hafez—who has suspiciously disappeared. yet Washington Metro's Captain Sal Morizio and his fellow officer and lover, Connie Lake, are confident there's something way more sinister going on.
Margaret Truman enlivens historical past together with her first-hand wisdom because the daughter of a U.S. president. while the booklet used to be first released in 1984, the linked Press raved that homicide on Embassy Row moved Truman into "the overseas secret agent genre." The engrossing and unique info preserve readers on facet and eager to understand how James was once killed, and why.
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The quantity used to be 3005. A weathered wood signal learn: EMBASSY OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN. It used to be translated lower than into Arabic. The Iranian Embassy in Washington were vacant due to the fact that diplomatic kinfolk among Iran and the U.S. had crumbled in 1980. It—and different constructions owned via Iran—had dramatically deteriorated, prompting consistent protests from acquaintances. A thick layer of leaves coated front garden. The flagpole was once naked. Blue-and-white Persian ceramic tiles at the entrance of the construction have been stained and dead. Jones used to be approximately to proceed on his course while a gentle flickered in an upstairs window. “It’s alleged to be empty,” he instructed himself. the sunshine persevered to bop, then vanished. The window used to be black. He made a cautious U-turn, pulled right into a driveway in entrance of the embassy, and shined a flashlight on huge wood entrance doorways whose home windows have been lined with bronze scenes of stags, horses, and lions locked in strive against. Jones the driveway to the rear of the construction the place the garages have been positioned. one of many overhead doorways was once raised a couple of toes. As he obtained out of the auto, a gust of wind picked up dry leaves and swirled them into his face. He came over front of the auto, stooped, and directed the beam of his flashlight underneath the door. there has been a motor vehicle within. Jones driven up at the door and it retracted with a bang. The motor vehicle was once a black Cadillac limousine. Its registration number plate distinctive it as belonging to the diplomatic corps. Jones entered the storage and opened the driver’s door. the inner gentle got here on. The solar visor used to be down. an indication connected to it learn: legitimate BUSINESS—BRITISH EMBASSY. Jones stood within the storage and meditated the placement. there has been no cause of a limousine from the British Embassy to be there. The Iranian Embassy have been vacant for years. All deserted automobiles were towed away. Jones regarded to the place he’d left his patrol motor vehicle working and debated no matter if to name in or to provide his file in individual. Calling in might suggest staying there—and he used to be already a couple of minutes prior quitting time. Willard Jones constantly had difficulty making judgements. This time, the choice was once taken out of his palms. a guy stepped into the storage via a door shrouded in shadow, got here up at the back of Jones, and taken a tire iron down on his neck. Jones’s head snapped again and his scholars disappeared in the back of his eyelids. a hurry of air exploded from his lungs and stuffed the storage with an anguished, breathy scream. He pitched ahead over the limousine’s hood, his hands greedy the sleek black steel as he slowly slid again towards the ground. by the point he reached it he was once subconscious. His attacker grabbed Jones’s ft and dragged him right into a nook of the storage, went contained in the embassy, and back moments later wearing black leather-based satchels. He took keys from his pocket and climbed at the back of the wheel of the limo, shook his head, received out, positioned the keys at the seat, left the storage, pulled down the overhead door, and fast walked to Massachusetts street.