From the back of the book -
When a number of leading scientists disappear without trace, concern grows within the intelligence services. Olive Betterton, the wife of Tom Betterton, one of the missing scientists, appears to hold the key to the
o the mystery. Unfortunately, she now lies dying from injuries sustained in a Moroccan plan crash. Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. However, her suicide attempt is interrupted by a man who will offer a more thrilling way to die, i.e. to be Olive Betterton. The mission leads Hilary to discover a secret operation that tries to collect the best brains on earth.