Shrublands is a very exclusive health spa and clinic. At Shrublands, Bond meets Count Lippe and, inadvertently, the mysterious Angelo Palazzi. Mr. Palazzi is heavily bandaged and his face cannot be seen. He is supposedly at Shrublands to recover from a bad auto accident. Actually, he is the man SPECTRE is using to replace Commander Derval of NATO. He is really there to take the place of Derval in a flight at the nearby NATO air base. Because he has had extensive plastic surgery so that he looks like Derval, he remains bandaged at the clinic. Later Bond finds the real Derval's body in the clinic and begins to suspect that something very sinister is taking place. The NATO flight with the "new" Derval aboard launches the beginning of SPECTRE's fantastic plan of world blackmail. The location for Shrublands was a converted hotel near Pinewood Studios. It is the Chalfont Park House, Chalfont Park, Buckinghamshire.