1. What do Tony Abrams and Patrick O'Brien discuss at their first meeting?
At their first meeting, what began as a casual discussion of Abrams' background became an interview for an operation that is planned to take place at the Russian embassy's mansion in Glen Cove, Long Island.
2. What do O'Brien's actions, in the first part of the story, say about his character?
O'Brien's actions in the first part of the story show that his character is more than a partner in a law firm. He is a former spy who continues to keep his hand in the trade through various missions and collection of intelligence.
3. What is an "armchair spy"?
An armchair spy is a former professional who still follows the game of espionage while no longer working formally in espionage.
4. What do the interactions of the guests reveal about Katherine Kimberly and Marc Pembroke?
The interactions of the guests reveal that Katherine Kimberly and Marc Pembroke share similar observational qualities. While at the party, both characters note each glance and word of every guest.
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