"5.0 out of 5 stars Some painful “home” truths in the world of Spycraft"
Julian Lawndsley has given up his lucrative job in the City to pursue a quieter and he hopes a more fulfilling career as a bookseller in a quiet seaside town. He has the luxury of being able to follow his dreams and set out the shop as he wants it to be. When a visitor from the local landed estate arrives and encourages him to provide a select literary centre, Julian is bemused by this Polish emigre, Edward, with perfect English and an extensive knowledge of esoteric literature.
At the same time Proctor, an old hand in the business of spying, is sent a letter warning of a potential security leak. As both Edward and his dying wife, Deborah, have high powered connections with the Security Service, they become objects of interest. Julian becomes embroiled in the intrigue and becomes more involved with Edward and his daughter, Lily.