By James Hadley Chase
Whilst 3 very diversified humans come jointly, all out for a similar factor and ready to visit any lengths to get it, the stakes usually are excessive. yet, for a prosperous middle-aged girl, a global attorney and a tender American, video games of bluff and counter-bluff quick turn into a perilous and lethal conflict. because the motion hots up, Chase weaves a fast-moving tale of blackmail, intrigue and extortion with a hair-raising climax.
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And happy-ever-after was the major goal of her social peers. But she had never loved Ralph. She had never loved any man. Love, hate, fear were emotions she only knew of from movies and books and the tube. She thought of her grandmother. Her mother's talk about a murder was probably nonsense. But what if it wasn't? Suddenly, Lesley found herself enthralled with the idea that a blood relative might have exhibited the passion necessary to kiU someone. Real emotions she could only imagine there was, it seemed, a secret .
He opened the curbside door of the battered Triumph. "The Savoy Grill? " She mused on the similarity between him and his car. British, somewhat disheveled, hghtweight, unobtrusive, but quick on its feet. When he entered the car on his side, she reached over to impulsively kiss him. It was a brief but thorough kiss. He didn't seem to mind. For a brief moment she found herself wishing that he weren't so thoroughly homosexual. He seemed to read her thoughts and suddenly they were both laughing. Later that night, she thought about the reserved cemetery plot Could it be for her grandfather?
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Ace Up My Sleeve by James Hadley Chase