Ambassador Geoffrey James might be a British citizen, but when he dies on the night of a gala party, it's up to Captain Sal Morizio of Washington's Metropolitan Police Department to investigate. Despite orders to desist, Morizio and his lady love, fellow officer Connie Lake, know too much.
And what they learn on an international search for missing clues tells them a lot about corruption in high places and the effects of caviar on otherwise rational people. . . ."