This is just the background. We then come to the main core of the story. Helen of Troy's gold jewellery has been lost. The Soviets had initially taken them over to be shipped back to Moscow but our Clive and Mary a real Bonnie and Clyde pair just takes off with the jewellery hoping that over a long period of time the theft would be buried and forgotton.
Working alongside the FBI Allie does a deal - find David her long lost love and she will do her utmost to pass on whatever information she has so that the jewellery could be recovered and returned to whatever country it belongs to. Plots, side plots, murder, the involvement of the East Germans and the Soviets all are part of the plot.
The story in itself is not fabulous but I liked the period setting of the story. Slightly old fashioned and orthodox, it was a different scene from the usual spy/jewellery heist scenario. A pleasant read.