Saturday, June 4, 2016


Room With a View

Hard to believe it has been twenty-five years since I stayed in a particular hotel in St. James, working with legendary spymaster Clair George, our first trip to Europe together. 

January 1991.

We flew over to see Prince Albert in Monaco, financial newsletter wiz Harry Schultz (also in Monaco), and fugitive billionaire Marc Rich in Zug, Switzerland.

Europe was deathly quiet; everyone expected the Gulf War to begin at any moment and no one was traveling... but us.

On the last night of our stay, at this hotel in London, Clair phoned my room at 10:15 p.m. and said, "It started."