Who is the mysterious man in the red mask? Did he really engineer and carry out the crime of the century? With hidden political machinations for the pursuit of world conquest? Who is the secret agent pulled into the maze of treacherous intrigue, a trek into the unknown that nearly became a journey of no return? A fast paced action packed spy novel that intertwines historical events with the underlying theme that dominant women play in the secret circles enmeshed in European intelligence services. The esoteric methods and ingenious devices used in their secret chambers. Vivid interrogation scenes along with their use of binding cords and gags.