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|Title:||Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo|
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No one would guess that the fate of Europe would be decided between a few men in a spot known only for vacation, especially when each of the men have come only for days off with their family. Hunterleys, an English M. P., is the protagonist. He has come on a mission of diplomacy, to do what he can to salvage England's future by preventing the success of the meeting, and unexpectedly finds his estranged wife there in the company of Mr and Mrs Draconmeyer, who he has forbidden her to associate with. Moreover, Mr Draconmeyer is one of the men he must frustrate for the sake of his country. Can he accomplish his mission and save his marriage? Or must he choose between the two? [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Oppenheim, E. Phillips
E. Phillips Oppenheim, in full Edward Phillips Oppenheim (born Oct. 22, 1866, London, Eng.—died Feb. 3, 1946, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, U.K.), internationally popular British author of novels and short stories dealing with international espionage and intrigue.
After leaving school at age 17 to help in his father's leather business, Oppenheim wrote in his spare time. His first novel, Expiation (1887), and subsequent thrillers caught the fancy of a wealthy New York businessman who bought out the leather business at the turn of the century and made Oppenheim a high-salaried director. He was thus freed to devote the major part of his time to writing. The novels, volumes of short stories, and plays that followed, totaling more than 150, were peopled with sophisticated heroes, adventurous spies, and dashing noblemen. Among his well-known works are The Long Arm of Mannister (1910), The Moving Finger (1911), and The Great Impersonation (1920).--Encyclopaedia Britannica.
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