Paul Temple faces danger once again, as he and Steve become entangled in a case which see-saws from the dingy back streets of Kilburn, London, to the bracing winter atmosphere of Geneva. They must find the answer to one vital question: is Carl Milbourne, supposedly killed in a motor accident in Switzerland, dead or alive? The man's wife and brother-in-law are convinced that he is alive, as are a famous Hollywood actress and a film producer. Why are such a disparate bunch of people involved, and why is somebody determined to stop Paul and Steve discovering the truth? These are just two of the mysteries that Paul must solve - for unless he can make sense of these baffling events, there will be one certain death: his own! Toby Stephens reads this complete, full-length "Paul Temple novel", by Francis Durbridge.