Marlene von Barlack knew everything that there was to know about politicians. She knew who they spoke to, where they went, and most of all, she knew how to get them into bed...
Now, Marlene must use her powers of persuasion to investigate an international mystery: Who among her prestigious paramours is plotting political destruction and seeking to destroy world peace?
As a frenzied manhunt begins across the continent, Marlene must race against the clock to work out which lover’s embrace was really a madman’s kiss of death…
The Department of Death is the 24th book in the Department Z series, and was originally published in 1949.
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