Marston Baines No 6
The Dagger & the Flame is set in the Dolomites in southern Tyrol. Francesca, the lovely Italian heroine of Dark Danger, comes to meet her English friends Patrick, Rosina and Simon Baines. Francesca finds a strange young man stunned and half-drowned in a pool at the head of a valley called the Wolf Run. She saves his life, but when she returns with help he has disappeared. It is soon evident that the injured man is a fugitive who is being hunted with dogs by other strangers to the district. Simon is now being trained for bigger responsibilities in the Service by his uncle Marston. He has been sent, as a tourist, to the Dolomites to investigate rumours of an organization instigating student revolt throughout the world.
Stephen Bigger, MS Society expert on Marston Baines, has written the introduction and publishing history.
The Dagger & The Flame was published on 6th May 2021.