Lisbon is a nest of spies.
Amanda is a mass of contradictions.
Peter Craig is running out of time.
A British diplomat's daughter is missing, and security specialist Peter Craig must track her down before a scandal erupts.
The case soon descends into a web of murder and espionage, with the KGB and the secret police both hot on Craig's heels, an international incident brewing, and a dangerous case of conflicting loyalties.
Will Craig live to regret helping the Embassy save face?
Reviews of Sole Agent
"Benton is one of those leisurely Englishmen who has a civilised, cultured style, and who knows how to get the reader involved in a complicated chess game of competing secret agencies."
--New York Times Book Review, 1972
"Mr Benton's Peter Craig is as resourceful as he is likeable and tough...lots of action and some nice, crisp talk."
-- Oxford Times, 1970
"International indiscretions in Lisbon, with an intriguing mixture of Russian spies, Portuguese secret police and ingenuous revolutionary groups."
-- Glasgow Herald, 1971
“Competent and tense to the last page.”
-- Belfast Telegraph, 1971
“An exciting and determinedly topical spy novella.”
-- The Scotsman, 1971