It was a perfectly ordinary Friday afternoon in Panama until Andrew Osnard barged into Harry Pendel's shop asking to be measured for a suit.
While being measured for a suit, Osnard displays an intimate knowledge of Pendel's shady past.
Osnard signs Harry Pendel up as a spy.
Harry Pendel measures His Excellency the President of Panama for a suit.
Pendel visits the American general in charge of Southern Command - and is debriefed by Osnard.
Osnard puts pressure on Pendel to recruit his wife as a spy.
Pendel invents a major international conspiracy.
Ambassador Maltby realises the Buchan intelligence is phoney and makes plans of his own.
Louisa Pendel pays Osnard a late-night call.
Pendel's lies blow up in his face.