Khan reveals to Tuppence that he too is after the Russian spy but for personal reasons and joins the Beresfords and the other guests at the Veterans Ball, where he is murdered. Soon afterwards Carter tells Tommy that N is demanding the release of several Communist prisoners or else a bomb will be detonated to destroy London. Tuppence suspects Mrs Sprot, who tells her that she was once Khan's lover whilst Tommy, seeing young Denim arrive at a deserted beach by boat, discovers an underground smugglers' passage leading up to the hotel. He investigates with Tuppence but they get separated.
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Mrs Sprott calls Mr Beresford by his real name even though she is only meant to know him as Mr Meadows. See more