The brilliant counter-stroke
of General Foch had resulted in a great change in the perspective of the war.
But that was a brilliant counter-stroke
, immediately turning the table.
"No one told me that Richard could have had a counter-stroke
in the days straight afterwards, and that it might be fatal," Maria says.
He and Adrian concoct an improbable revenge whereby Adrian will offer himself as a sacrificial victim to the ruthless woman journalist while gathering material for a damning counter-stroke
in a rival newspaper.