A professor creates a devastating weapon with the potential to change the world. When the professor is kidnapped—along with his deadly formula—Washington and Moscow suspect Britain is responsible.
Department Z’s Gordon Craigie investigates, determined to find the men who have taken the professor whilst evading the master conspirator who is out to get him. But when the same conspirator goes after the Prime Minister, Craigie may be in real trouble…
The Peril Ahead is the 22nd novel in the Department Z series, and was originally published in 1946.
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