A British general asks Drake to help his brother-in-law in Paris, who is being blackmailed. By placing a tracking device in the blackmail money, Drake gets to the first stage in the chain, a beautiful French girl.

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Georgina Ward ...
Simone
Griffith Jones ...
Sir Noel Blanchard
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General Carteret
Patricia Haines ...
Lady Blanchard
Mike Pratt ...
Serge
Richard Owens ...
James
Fredric Abbott ...
1st Counter-Agent
Ray Roberts ...
2nd Counter-Agent
Edward Sinclair ...
Business Man
Beresford Williams ...
Politician
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A British general asks Drake to help his brother-in-law in Paris, who is being blackmailed. Drake is reluctant to take on the job but M9 allows him to do it. By placing a tracking device in the blackmail money, he gets to the first stage in the chain, a beautiful French girl. When he delves further, he finds a Russian defector and a mysterious but very useful black book. Written by jem

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4 December 1965 (USA)  »

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This guy ain't James Bond...
6 June 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When you first see John Drake in this episode, he zips off to a meeting- -in a Mini (perhaps an Austin or Morris Mini--a precursor for the modern Mini Cooper)! As I've noticed in many other shows, this character is no James Bond! Normally, it's because he doesn't usually kill people, rarely uses a gun and NEVER makes out with women--but driving a Mini is amazingly surreal!

A man is being blackmailed and has already made several payments. However, his brother-in-law (the General) knows about Drake and has requested that he be put on the case--and Drake realizes he has no choice but take this seemingly unimportant case. Oddly, however, it DOES end up being a Drake sort of case, as a Soviet defector, Sergei, it behind all this. What's next? See the show.

This is a decent though VERY talky episode. It's very low on action and it not among the better shows in the series. Not bad, really--just not one that will stand out for you.


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