‘This is Brenda Matthews, she came to see Jeremy… Allow me to introduce my daughter, Dorothy.’
She looks away and puts a hand on her hip and I realise she must be Jeremy’s wife.
‘Brenda was helpful to us in the matter of Mark Weston,’ says Sir David.
‘What?’ she says, glancing at me.
She considers me for a moment.
‘This isn’t the woman who…?’
‘Yes, it is.’
‘I see,’ she says, looking at me now with some interest.
‘Is Jeremy here?’ I ask.
‘I’m afraid not,’ says Dorothy.
‘Is he coming back?’
‘He’s been arrested.’
‘What was your business with him?’
‘He had a bit of work for me.’
‘They’ve both been arrested for passing secrets to the Russians.’
Oh, no. I have weird hunch where this one might be going...which also reminds me that I do still want to follow up Len Deighton's Berlin Game with Mexico Set and London Match.