England is in turmoil as ‘Appeasers’ square off against ‘Non-Appeasers’ or, as our loquacious and unreliable narrator, Kurtis De’ath, in his role as Lord Beaverbrook’s gossip-hound, Kurtis Tod, discovers…it is Sir Joseph Ball versus Winston Churchill. Fascism is in fashion in numerous high-stepping London social circles and also across the water in France, where the Duke of Windsor and Wallis are courted by the Nazis. Erl Echland continues to collect their secrets, but even he is gobsmacked by the Duke’s secret letters which wind up in Kurtis’ hands. It is ‘Herr Death,’ Kurtis’ German incognito, who learns of the formation of Einsatzgruppen and new plots against Adolf Hitler involving the Kordt brothers. Not to be excluded in this raucous time are William Joyce and his mentor, Macnab; as well as Maxwell Knight of MI5’s B5b bureau and his menagerie; and Robert Vansittart, England’s spy extraordinaire. As 1938 wears on, the possibility of war increases steadily and Chamberlain and Ball conceive Plan Z, an attempt to beard the lion in his mountain lair at Berchtesgaden. Ulrich Roller and the Wagners continue to enjoy Uncle Wolf’s patronage as Kurtis’ nemesis, the widow of Dr. Wentz, appears seeking vengeance. It is Kristallnacht which shocks the world in November and brings Europe ever closer to total war.