The Firebird Inheritance
Anna Moreau sits in her Paris flat reading an article in the newspaper about the death of another wealthy French businessman when there is a knock on the door. An old man gives her a plain package, and instructs her to read its contents carefully, and then to leave Paris and go into hiding as soon as possible.
Shocked by what she discovers in the package, Anna remembers the words repeatedly given to her by her adopted mother before she died. ‘If you find yourself alone and in need of help, go to England, and seek the assistance of Jason Parva.’
Anna runs for her life to the person of whom her mother had told her so much, the English fighter pilot, who she had nursed back to health after he had been shot down during the Great War. Anna and Jason go on the run with the Russian Secret Police hot on their trail.