The Nice and the Good - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

John goes to Octavian's office the day after Radeechy's suicide. Richard Biranne and George Droysen, a principal in the department, are also there. The press has gotten hold of some sort of story on Radeechy and the men think the story may be about blackmail and a woman called Helen of Troy. As the story hasn't appeared, the man don't know exactly what the story is about and they speculate about what the reporter might have found. The Prime Minister is concerned about the story and the possibility that Radeechy may have been passing on secret material, so he has asked for an official inquiry and he wants John to be in charge.

John reacts calmly to the news. He asks what his status and duties will be. The men fill him in on the details, but they all agree that Radeechy couldn't have been turning over...

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