'I want to contact someone in Poland. SHe lives in Warsaw, but I don't know her phone number of her full address'
'If you know her name,' said Samson, 'I can do it while you wait. If you don't know her name it'll take a little longer.'
John Freeman had met Anna on a visit to Poland. From that visit many strange events followed. Now he badly needed to get in touch with Anna again, and sought the help of Samson - the fat detective, obsessed by clocks and the passage of time, who has appeared in Miles Tripp's previous books.
Anna had been a stranger when they met in Warsaw, and yet had taken Freeman very readily and quickly into her bed. Both were married - but neither marriage was looking very good at the time. Anna subsequently asked a s small service of him: to take a package back to London on his return flight.
Simple? Well not exactly. Freeman makes his second trip to Warsaw in a different role, this time as the 'wife-smuggler'; and this time his troubles begin in earnest. The trap into which he falls has the elements of subtlety and surprise which are characteristic of this writer's work.
Used availability for Miles Tripp's The Wife Smuggler
January 1978 : UK Hardback
December 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition