A gripping adventure from the acclaimed author of ROGUE MALE.
For Manuel Vargas, helping a revolutionary leader derail a train in Mexico is not that unusual. That is, until he realises there are gold bars and coins on-board. After concealing his new wealth, his life is changed forever.
Meanwhile in London, a man takes an innocuous job in the toy industry, unaware that his path will cross with Manuel Vargas. When the two meet, they hatch a plan to locate the hidden gold and smuggle it out of Mexico.
Geoffrey Household was a prolific novelist of political thrillers and suspense stories, most notably the classic ROGUE MALE, which, THE TIMES recently declared, 'remains as exciting and probing as ever'. He was as widely travelled as the settings of his books suggest: after graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, with a first in English literature he worked abroad for twenty-five years, and served in British Intelligence during World War Two in Greece and the Middle East. He married twice and eventually settled in the English countryside with his wife and three children.