Harry Banner turns up in London one November evening having just got back from Venezuela. He wants to see Robert Cade, a man he'd known six years earlier in Buenos Aires. He needs to ask him for a small favour: to keep a parcel until he calls back for it. The trouble is, Banner never does call back. The next morning he is found dead in his hotel room with a stab wound to his chest. Cade decides that a trip to Venezuela might throw some light onto the reasons for Harry's murder. But in San Borja, the climate can be very unhealthy for someone who asks too many questions.
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