In this story, the Coffee Wars have left British citizens sadly brewing herbal tea and scrambling for caffeine if they hear of anyone who has a stash. Fortunately, the government built up a secret stockpile of coffee, which may need to be deployed…
…except the warehouse mysteriously gets cleared out overnight.
Howie Pond has to overcome caffeine withdrawal and brain fog to figure out what happened to the coffee. Of course, it would be an amazing stroke of genius if he could somehow help end the Coffee Wars once and for all.
Meanwhile, his journalist wife, Britt, is tracking down a mystery of her own–an obscure member of the exiled royal family has surfaced. Will her investigation and Howie’s intersect?
Howie and Britt shine in this episode, overcoming bureaucratic obstacles (some of them you’ll “fondly” recall from the earlier stories) with a little help from their allies.
You can visit Paul Mathews’ website here.
I hope you enjoy this wacky Great Weekend Read as much as I did.
* I’ve already recommended the first book, We Have Lost the President, and the second, We Have Lost the Pelicans.
Thanks for reading,