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In 1976 a young boy entered the Woolwich tunnel on the way to his sister's house but never reappeared. No trace was found of him until over forty years later when an American man turned up claiming to be that boy. DNA tests confirmed that this was the case but Brenda Joseph, the boy's sister, was not convinced that the story of the facts of the disappearance was entirely true. Brenda called in the detective agency run by Lee Arnold and Mumtaz Hakim.
The man, once John Saunders, now John Gustavsson, proves a bit of a mystery as he seems to do little but visit his sister and family and sit around reading. Now belonging to a very wealthy family, he lives simply and stays in a Travel Lodge. But he does have a mission.
President Trump is visiting London and there is tightened security everywhere. Another case for the agency involves a body found in the sewers near to the American Ambassador's residence. This rings alarm bells with the security services. Drugs gangs and organised criminality also impinge on their lives.