The cover plainly says "A Mystery," but this isn't a mystery novel. Yes, there is a mystery, but this is a balls-to-the wall spy novel, with plenty of humor and a great setting.
John Harper has retired from the spy game, and all he wants to do is play piano in clubs and for parties in D.C., while having a great time with the women (he's irresistible). Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for the reader, he's forced back into the game. It seems that something strange is going on in Panama and that there just happens to be a need there for a piano player. Not far from Panama City in an abandoned resort, someone is training people for something big. Who's getting trained, and what's the something big? That's what Harper's to find out, and he does, but not until after many deaths, explosions, narrow escapes, chases, and pursuits. All with lots of snappy patter, great characters, and romance.
Along with the action, there's a wonderfully executed setting. You'll learn something about the history of the relations between the U.S., too, and Panama and about life in Panama City. Terrific entertainment all the way.