The first in a new crime series by an ever-popular author Major Leo Bekov had as many enemies among fellow officers as he had admirers among their wives. Good-looking, charismatic and fluent in several languages, he was set for great things, until his body was found tied to a post on a British military base in Germany. Max Rydal ? a newly arrived military policeman ? takes on the case and finds many in the camp are only too willing to talk . . .