Frank Ridley, who gave up high-powered journalism to only half live in a Canadian backwater, returns to the outside world after a phone call from a friend, later killed, puts him on to a story too big to overlook and on to his daughter Sandy whom he gladly looks at twice. Together they try to prove the existence of a long-silenced agreement made during World War II providing safe conduct for the troop-bearing Queens Elizabeth and Mary in the interests of the merchants of death. . . . Mr. Craig is a pleasantly effortless writer and it's nice to be able to say that you'll be reading his limber suspense story all for the first time.