MMP has light shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean, but yellowed due to age. Spine has small creases. pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1984. ISBN: 0553249002. It begins in Geneva. There American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn't seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: ""The generals...they're back...Aquitaine!""