Charles Cumming is the author of the international bestselling
thrillers A SPY BY NATURE, THE SPANISH GAME, and TYPHOON. A former
British Secret Service recruit, he is a contributing editor of
The Week magazine and currently lives in
London, 1992. Late one night, 76-year-old Edward Crane is declared dead at a London hospital. An obituary describes him only as a “resourceful career diplomat.” But Crane was much more than that --- and the circumstances surrounding his death are far from what they seem.