"...‘felt’ more like an original Campion."
As a favour to the Danish ambassador, Campion engages his son, Rupert to follow a Soho photographer, Frank Tate to see what he gets up to. The man has been linked with the ambassador's daughter, Viebeke who is employed as an au pair in a small seaside Suffolk village called Gapton. Tate makes regular trips to see the girl, but are his intentions honest?
Then a murder occurs in the sleepy village where nothing very remarkable ever happens. First Rupert and his actress wife, Perdita arrive to find out more about the murder. It is then proceedings start getting progressively nasty. With spies and smugglers and old deserted W.W.II M.O.D. buildings amongst the dunes still off limits to the locals it is all getting very peculiar, indeed.
That is the moment when Campion and his feisty wife, Lady Amanda literally descend from the heavens and that is when the hornet's nest really is disturbed and starts getting dangerous.