‘Come for the long weekend and bring your arms. We might be fortunate enough to kill a beast!’ That was a perfectly normal social invitation issued to friends by wealthy landholders in Scotland.
Suppose you received one … and accepted. Would you be embarrassed to find that the ‘beast’ your host hoped to kill … was you? Major Gregory Keen was!
Set in the highlands of Scotland, Keen’s prime task is to protect the daughter of a wealthy oil magnate and bring her safely to Scotland from her European hideout. SMERSH, a Soviet controlled group of assassins, is after Jasmine so that Bagradjan’s empire can be controlled.
But the plot is not that simple as Keen finally discovers after it moves to Europe, London and, finally, the high road to Kilcraigie Castle.
This is the fourth story based around the adventures of Major Gregory Keen. Earlier titles include Dossier on Dumetrius, Deadly Nightshade and Twenty Six Hours.