Helen MacInnes (1907-1985) was a Scottish-American author of espionage novels. Dubbed "the queen of spy writers," her books have sold more than twenty-five million copies in the United States alone and have been translated into over twenty-two languages. Several of her books have been adapted into films, such as Above Suspicion (1943), with Joan Crawford, and The Salzburg Connection (1972).
A phone call prompts Bill Lammiter, a young American playwright, to follow a former girlfriend to Rome. There Lammiter saves a mysterious Italian girl from a beating and the fat is in the fire. A kidnapping, a battle in a Renaissance villa, a shrewd gamek...[SEE MORE]