A lost boy draws Pierre Chambrun into an international conspiracyGuy Willis knows that if he is ever in trouble at the Beaumont Hotel, he can trust Pierre Chambrun. The manager of this world-famous Manhattan institution, Chambrun owes his life to young Guy's father—an Air Force intelligence operative who once rescued the unflappable Frenchman from a gang of terrorists. When Guy's parents disappear during a stay at the Beaumont, a priest turns up and approaches the boy, claiming to be an old family friend sent to take care of him. Guy doesn't trust the phony padre—or the pistol in his shoulder holster—one bit, and screams for Chambrun to help. Chambrun dispatches the ersatz priest, but finding Guy's parents will be more than a matter of visiting the lost and found. Major Willis has been kidnapped, and if he is not recovered, it will be more than just a mishap for the hotel—it will be a catastrophe for all of the United States.