The Other Side Of The Chess-Board
Fred M. White
First published in Pearson Magazine v 4, no 5, Nov. 1900. Fifth story in the collection .
It is the Prime Minister himself who asks for the help of Newton Moore. The current ambassador to Asturia, a man of impeccable reputation and success, has been failing of late in his attempts to broker a treaty and it is suspected he might be a traitor. Moore is sent undercover as his new secretary to find the truth.