Set in 1945, one year after The Maze of Cadiz, the second Peter Cotton book finds the agent in segregated D.C.
It is September 1945. Bankrupt and desperate, Britain sends John Maynard Keynes to boom town Washington, D.C. to beg for a loan. Under cover of the backup team, agent Peter Cotton is sent to investigate the break-up of America’s wartime intelligence agency. Cotton finds himself caught up in a world of shadows involving an extraordinarily attractive girl from the U.S. State Department; a Soviet ex-tank commander claiming to be his opposite number; a contrarian African academic; an ambitious, quick-tempered boss from the world of misinformation; and an Anglo-American conspiracy that will change the world of postwar intelligence for ever.