Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

"Well, then, look after each other," said Mr. Carter, smiling.

"Now let's get back to business.  There's something mysterious about this draft treaty that we haven't fathomed yet. We've been threatened with it–in plain and unmistakable terms. The Revolutionary element as good as declare that it's in their hands, and that they intend to produce it at a given moment. 

On the other hand, they are clearly at fault about many of its provisions. The Government considers it as mere bluff on their part, and, rightly or wrongly, have stuck to the policy of absolute denial. I'm not so sure.  There have been hints, indiscreet allusions, that seem to indicate that the menace is a real one.  The position is much as though they had got hold of an incriminating document, but couldn't read it because it was in cipher–but we know that the draft treaty wasn't in cipher–couldn't be in the nature of things–so that won't wash.

But there's SOMETHING.  Of course, Jane Finn may be dead for all we know–but I don't think so. The curious thing is that THEY'RE TRYING TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT THE GIRL FROM US"

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