The people of Herzoslovakia wish to restore the monarchy and offer the vacant crown to the exiled Prince Michael Obolovitch, a distant relation of the murdered King. The British government are acting as powerbrokers to the restoration in return for which they want oil concessions in the state.
Good-natured drifter Anthony Cade accepts a messenger job from an old friend. That is to deliver the provocative memoirs of a recently deceased European court to a London publisher. But the parcel holds scandelous royal secrets.
This book is a little complicated and kind of boring to me. Nevertheless, the ending of the story is still good. However if you have read Agatha Christie’s books like “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”, you can more or less guess the real identity of the main character in the story to be a member of the royal family.