BRITAIN: The Missing M.P.

By all accounts, British M.P. and Financier John Stonehouse was a mysterious man. "He was a complete loner," says one parliamentary colleague. "I don't think he had a single close friend in the House." Even his wife recently observed sarcastically that "I was apparently married all those years to a man whose life was stranger than fiction." So, perhaps, was his death. On the afternoon of Nov. 21, Stonehouse, 49, seemingly in good spirits, set off on a jog down the beach at Miami's Fontainebleau Hotel, in full view of the lifeguards. Nobody saw him enter the water, but...

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