A Gregory Sallust mystery.  Hungary was little affected by the war in 1942 and while on a secret mission to Budapest, Sallust lived for a time in an atmosphere of love and laughter.  But the mission involved him with Ribbentrop’s beautiful Hungarian mistress and the laughter was stilled as he struggled to save her and himself from the result of their affair.  The backbone of the story is the brilliant misleading of the enemy by the Allies of their intentions before the North African landings.