However, he then found God and tried to destroy the memoirs
but they had gone from his hiding place
in question is Richard Maynard, best friend of the PM and
shining star of the government. The memoirs would create a
scandal big enough to bring down the existing government.
They must be found. Tom and Danny are despatched to the prison,
but there is no sign of the manuscript.
Wilder also mentions ex-KGB spy, Sergai Lermov, as being
involved somehow. Lermov is well known to MI5 and Tom questions
him, only to be shocked that Lermov also names Maynard. Perhaps
he is guilty, and he, Maynard and Wilder all worked together.
Lermov immediately goes to see Jools Siviter, where it transpires
that he is a paid MI6 agent. However, Lermov is mysteriously
killed later that night. Jools comes round to lay the blame
at Harrys door but not before giving Harry the
manuscript: MI6 has had it all along.
Maynard is called in for a "briefing" at the Grid,
in order to establish whether or not he is guilty of anything.
Tessa is tasked to take special care of him, which she does,
enthusiastically. They are in the midst of a secret affair
and she later tells him what is really going on. Maynard vehemently
denies any involvement.
At home, Zoe is struggling to come to terms with Tessas
corruption, and Tom is having problems dealing with Maisies
father, who has suddenly appeared on the scene. However, there
is no time to deal with personal problems when the manuscript
is mysteriously leaked to the press. All fingers are pointed
at MI5, but Harry has other ideas.
Following the leak, Maynard announces his resignation from
government. Tessa is appalled and goes round to see him, whilst
Tom pays a visit to Wilder, and Harry and Jools spend some
time over a bottle of whiskey.
Maynard informs Tessa he is leaving the country for the United
States, where he intends to take a teaching job at Harvard
University. Wilder confesses that his memoirs were a complete
fabrication and Jools tells Harry that Maynard had to leave
the government as he is a CIA assett.