ISBN-10: 1531805094

ISBN-13: 9781531805098

With a physique in his workplace and a pocketful of secrets and techniques, Drum heads to Moscow Eugenie is seventeen, with lengthy legs, blond hair, and an urge for food for distress. Daughter of a corrupt millionaire, she has bounced round Europe's best boarding colleges, and Chester Drum is familiar with she's difficulty the instant he sees her tearing her shirt to implicate Ilya Alluliev, a Russian diplomat, in rape. the fellow got here to offer her a message, an envelope that speedy reveals its solution to Drum's secure. inside of is an unsigned be aware claiming Russian Nobel Prize - successful poet is in grave probability. once he reads it, Drum joins the poet at the Kremlin's hit checklist. the next day to come, Drum is going to his place of work and unearths Alluliev at the flooring, shot lifeless. The police can't support him; Drum will locate solutions merely at the back of the Iron Curtain. on the top of the chilly battle, Drum will threat his existence for the sake of a fire-eyed teenager with a middle made up of ice.

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"Tight ... wild ... an eventful and powerful thriller." - the recent York occasions publication evaluate -

"A cult writer for enthusiasts of noir fiction." - Mónica Calvo-Pascual, writer of Chaos and insanity -

"A nice pulpster ... regularly certainly one of my favorites." - Ed Gorman, writer of The Poker membership -

"Langton's glowing prose and inimitable wit provide a tasty dinner party for the discriminating reader." - Publishers Weekly -

"Like Jane Austen and Barbara Pym, Langton is blessed with the comedian spirit- an extraordinary reward of genius to be cherished." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch -

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Stephen Marlowe (1928-2008) was once the writer of greater than fifty novels, together with approximately dozen that includes globe-trotting deepest eye Chester Drum. Born Milton Lesser, Marlowe was once raised in Brooklyn and attended the varsity of William and Mary. After a number of years writing technology fiction less than his given identify, he legally followed his pen identify, and commenced concentrating on Chester Drum, the Washington-based detective who first seemed within the moment Longest evening (1955). even supposing a personal detective comparable to Raymond Chandler's characters, Drum was once unique through his jet-setting way of life, which carried him to varied unique locales from Mecca to South the United States. those espionage-tinged tales received Marlowe acclaim, and he produced a couple of a yr ahead of finishing the sequence in 1968. After spending the Nineteen Seventies writing suspense novels just like the Summit (1970) and The Cawthorn Journals (1975), Marlowe became to scholarly ancient fiction. He lived a lot of his lifestyles out of the country, in Switzerland, Spain, and France, and died in Virginia in 2008.

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