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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 invisibleand altogether more dangerousenemy. . . .
“I cut my mystery teeth on Agatha Christie. She is and will always be the queen of mystery.”
-John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author
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