SYNOPSIS: "Novel about a TV anchorman who becomes the middleman in an International kidnapping. The beautiful daughter of the American Ambassador to Italy has disappeared--last seen in the company of a Chinese delegate to the world Food Council meeting in Rome. There are no ransom demands and no leads. Rod Linley, a T.V. news anchorman, takes time off to investigate the case. Suddenly Linley finds himself a key participant in a sinister international intrigue whose repercussions stretch far beyond the ancient streets of Rome."