By Eric Ambler
An opportunity stumble upon with a Turkish colonel with a penchant for British crime novels leads secret author Charles Latimer right into a international of sinister political and felony maneuvers during the Balkans within the years among the realm wars. Hoping that the occupation of the infamous Dimitrios, whose physique has been pointed out in an Istanbul morgue, will motivate a plot for his subsequent novel, Latimer quickly reveals himself stuck up in a shadowy internet of assassination, espionage, medications, and treachery.
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By changing his tune again, he kept things simple for everyone: his defence team, the police, the courts and himself. He said he was willing to stand by his confession after all, plead guilty and allow the law to take its course. Harry wondered if that was the moment when, overcome by the relentless inevitability of the legal process, Edwin Smith had decided that he could bear it no more and that, one day when the opportunity presented itself, he would put an end to his torment by taking his own life.
At last - an indication that Miller might be on the right track and that Carole could have been murdered by someone else. Yet Edwin had not denied the crime in court. Following his change of heart, what had gone wrong? The answer was: Cyril Tweats. He had simply not believed Edwin’s retraction. It was clear from the papers that he felt sure that his client had simply panicked at the thought of what lay ahead. Stronger men than Edwin Smith had been terrified by the prospect of the rope. So Cyril had laid down a challenge to the young man: how do you explain your knowledge of facts of which only the murderer could be aware?
He gave a cautious smile, but honesty triumphed over good manners and he did not argue with her. and I speak plainly. But any road, I hear the busies are worried sick about the case. They wanted it settled out of court. ’ ‘Bullshit,’ said Muriel, whose willingness to express an unequivocal opinion on the basis of slender data would have made her a firstclass expert witness. ‘Paddy Vaulkhard will love a case like that. ’ She considered his ageing suit and loosely knotted tie; contrary as ever, he had resisted the temptation to dress to impress the television cameras he expected at court today.