Ted Mundy, son of a disgraced Indian Army Major becomes involved with left wing student activists while attending university in Berlin during the late 1960's. A life long friendship is formed with Sasha, one of the stent leaders. Falling foul of the German police Ted is thrown out of Germany.
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Spending several years aimlessly trying to find his niche in society, Ted finaly becomes a very junior diplomat. While on a trip to East Germany Ted is reunited with his friend Sasha, who has become a spy for the communist regime. Sahsa however would prefer to spy for England as a double agent. Ted is pulled into the spy world to be Sasha's handler.
The falling of the Berlin Wall ends this partnership, only to have it rekindled 10 years later when Sasha seeks out Ted to make him a strange offer.
The review of this Book prepared by Simon Barrett