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While Herbert Terrell falls off a mountain in the course of a holiday in Czechoslovakia, unintentional loss of life is the decision. Then his step-daughter Tossa gets a be aware suggesting Terrell used to be murdered--turning Tossa's long-planned ecu vacation with university pals right into a hunt for the killer.

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Both of them may have performed it. you're long gone, your papers are there. How effortless, if the belief dawns in time, to make away with them, and say: you spot, his flight used to be premeditated, he got rid of every thing! Who could doubt it? Who might cease to ask yourself? it's a time of anxiety, press and public might make adequate outcry to hide one man’s orderly retreat with a stolen fortune lower than his arm. both of them may have performed it. both of them was once a average repository for Welland’s reports—one the Director, the opposite the safety Officer. either one of them occur right here. both of them may have Welland to his rendezvous and shot him, after which lower back from the scene, the single by way of airplane again to Prague, the opposite to the White Carpathians—three or 4 hours by means of motor vehicle, what's that? —in time to be fittingly stunned and distressed whilst he heard of omit Barber’s detention. both of them can have acted on my tricks, and Mr. Felse this morning, ready to choose him off and make away with one other attainable witness. Mr. Blagrove can have employed a automobile in Mikulás—was that why you had hassle, Counsellor? —Sir Broughton Phelps already had a motor vehicle, employed in Bratislava. one in every of them had got a ZKM 581 looking rifle, with telescopic points of interest and the particular sixteen-cartridge journal. Which? ” The knock at the door and the abrupt burr of the phone got here on the similar second. “Come in! ” shouted Ondrejov, and reached for the phone. “Ondrejov! No, islo to! Dobre, dobre! ” placing upon the phone with held breath, and gazing the door with snapping, gleaming blue eyes, he observed Adrian Blagrove input the room, his lengthy face cautious, his lengthy lips faintly disdainful, his aloof eyes greater than a bit protecting. “D’akujem, uz to viem,” stated Ondrejov lightly to the phone. “Viem, kto to je. ” He hung up. “I know,” he repeated in English, extra to himself than to them, “I comprehend now who he's. ” He driven the device clear of him wearily yet contentedly, to the size of his arm. “They have discovered the automobile from Bratislava, a bit above where the place you concealed your van, Mr. Felse, yet greater hidden. He had extra reason to conceal. And within the head of the valley they've got additionally came upon Sir Broughton Phelps. What is still of him. ” * * * bankruptcy 12 the guy WITH THE FUJARA « ^ the sunshine within the room had mellowed into the tremendous, transparent gold that got here among the mountains on the onset of night, and its readability, sharp as wine, appeared to be the right color of the quietness that had descended after the kids have been long past, marshalled away decisively via Karol Alda to his grandmother’s farm by way of the southerly col; after Paul Newcombe had accredited his well mannered yet company dismissal with a shrug, among offence and reduction, and long past off to determine approximately his go back to Vienna subsequent day; after the younger constable had withdrawn to the outer room to clatter out the transcription of his notes at the typewriter, and Mirek Zachar had taken his Jawa and long gone fortunately off-duty, with a gentle middle and his activity accomplished.

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