Otto von Lambert's wife is found dead. He urges F to undertake an assignement to reconstruct the murder. F is fascinated by Otto's notes and by the discovery that Tina had kept an eerie journal on her psychiatrist husband and finds herself involved in a web of murder and international intrigue.

The Assignment 1989, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679722335

Trade paperback

The Assignment 1989, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330308427

New edition

Mass-market paperback

The Assignment 1988, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780224025591