Vintage Golden Age Mystery
Scavenger Hunt Category: Body of Water
Date Finished: January 4, 2016
The second in the Sam Durell series, here Sam must become a traitor in order to flush out a spy ring operating in Washington. This does seem somewhat familiar, plot wise, and perhaps it was reused somewhere in this series, but it is fresh here. The ring is related to an ultra-right-wing former senator, rather than the typical Soviet plot, who hopes to start a nuclear war in order to defeat the communists. The action takes place around Washington, including on a private island in Virginia on the Atlantic, which is the body of water pictured for the scavenger hunt.