Mix a young woman, Meg, whose husband Martin died in the war, her present fiancé, Gregory, and add a scheme to find a treasure and you have the basic plot.
Martin had, before his death, told some men in his platoon that there was a treasure buried in his old family home on the French coast. One of the men, a rather unscrupulous individual, Jack Havoc, hatches a plan while he is in prison— his aim is to find the treasure.
Add a score of colorful minor criminals, Albert Campion's decidedly good uncle Canon Avril, and a plot that includes the kidnapping of Gregory, a murder, and a connection between the Canon and Havoc and his mother. For good measure stir in the ingredients of good and evil, gallantry and jealousy and you have a plot worthy of Masterpiece Theatre.
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