(From the publisher):
Francis Mason, heir to a large estate in the Latin American Republic of Candoro, comes to England to seek the help of the Foreign Office when his inheritance is threatened by his country's new dictator, a man whom Francis's grandfather had once ridden off the estate and insulted. The highly ambitious and suave diplomat, Kenneth Gibb, finds his task of helping Mason complicated by the activities of Menderez, the unconventional First Secretary at the Condoran Embassy.
Relentlessly the leisurely, civilized processes of diplomacy are pushed aside to reveal some of the darker forces of power politics at work, and innocent receptions give way to blackmail and murder.
Original title: Closed Circuit
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Financial Intrigue/Espionage