W. Somerset Maugham
Chandra was a major player in Indian politics, a man who wanted so much for the British to leave his land that he allied himself with the Germans to incite trouble at home. Ashenden's job was to entice him to leave the neutral Switzerland for France to be arrested or killed.
Printed as The Secret Agent And The Dancing Spy in The Master Thriller Series No. 22 (Magazine) in October 1938.