By Eric Ambler
All in all Steve Fraser had loved his three-year stint within the former Dutch Southeast Asian colony of Sunda, and he’d been good compensated. yet now he was once anticipating a final weekend within the capital ahead of heading domestic. yet Sunda used to be newly autonomous, and never solely reliable. An competition faction with fundamentalist Islamic leanings was once set on overthrowing the provisonal govt. And rather than having fun with a sybaritic weekend with the Eurasian good looks Rosalie, Fraser reveals himself trapped along with her through a fanatical crew who’ve taken over the country’s radio station and made their headquarters in his good friend Jebb’s condominium. because the govt launches a counterattack, the couple’s survival relies on their skill to ward off bullets and the transferring loyalties of the coup’s liuetenants.
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Dennoch hatte Catherine, so erinnerte sich Delorme, etwas Dominantes, ja beinahe etwas Herrisches, selbst wenn man von ihrer psychischen Krankheit wusste. Womöglich war es sogar eine Auswirkung dieser Krankheit, die Aura eines Menschen, der in die Tiefen des Wahnsinns hinabgestiegen und zurückgekehrt war, um davon zu berichten. Nur diesmal war sie nicht zurückgekommen. Und vielleicht war es sogar besser so für Cardinal, dachte Delorme. Vielleicht war es nicht das Schlechteste für ihn, von dieser Last befreit zu sein.
Was soll das? Wie würden Sie sich fühlen, wenn es um Ihre Frau ginge? « �Dann schlage ich vor, dass Sie mich darüber aufklären, was los ist, Detective. « Und so saß Cardinal eine Stunde später zusammen mit dem Bürgermeister von Algonquin Bay in seinem Auto auf dem Parkplatz des Birches. Auch wenn der Name etwas anderes vermuten ließ, stand nicht eine einzige Birke in der Nähe des Motels. Es lag mitten in der Innenstadt auf der MacIntosh Street, wo weit und breit überhaupt kein Baum zu sehen war.
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