Who is the Chancellor’s father? A stolen document leads all the way back to Sabine Feldwilder, Germany’s youngest post-war Bundeskanzlerin. The document validates her true parentage, threatening her life and the destabilisation of Western Europe. The task of seeking a resolution falls upon investigator Marchel Cavendish and Dr Emily Spelman. More
The murder of an accountant in London leads DCI Josh Houghton and DS Blanch Nichols to the crime scene. Amid the ransacked suburban dwelling, a sheet of plain notepaper has been found, tenuously linking the firm to the murder. Sergeant Nichols calls upon the help German born firm inquisitor, Marchel Cavendish and her friend, Emily Spelman. Only later does UK firm boss, Sir Fletcher Dobson make it clear that he is anxious to avoid the involvement of the so-called German Untersucher. Even after DCI Houghton is suspended and Blanch is compelled to take overdue leave, Cavendish is still not convinced that anything untoward has occurred. However, Emily is in no such doubt, having been contacted by military intelligence in the guise of Marchel Cavendish’s father. Not until Cavendish and Dr Emily Spelman are summoned by the German Bundeskanzlerin, Sabine Feldwilder does the significance of the account’s murder become clear. Is she really Adolf Hitler’s biological daughter? It falls upon Cavendish and his apprentice, Emily to extract the chancellor and deliver her entourage to Flash Seminary in Derbyshire in the pursuit of resolution. Quite how resolution is to be achieved is left to Cavendish. His superiors are ominously quiet. Quite a poisoned chalice. Once again, a Marchel Cavendish investigation is not quite what it first appears. An already complex web of interactions is compounded by ongoing personal relationships, especially between the duplicitous Dr Emily Spelman and the irresolute photographer, Tom Beckett.