The Saint Closes the Case (The Saint Series)
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When Simon and Patricia stumble upon a government scientist testing a weapon of mass destruction, the Saint decides to put a stop to it. But when the Saint’s archnemesis, Rayt Marius, turns up, the Saint’s plans go astray, leading one of his friends to make the ultimate sacrifice.
TEMPLAR WENT BACK TO BROOK STREET, AND WHAT HAPPENED THERE Breakfast was served in the bungalow at an hour when all ordinary people, even on a Sunday, are finishing their midday meal. Conway and Kent sat down to it in their shirtsleeves and a stubby tousledness, but the Saint had been for a swim in the river, shaved with Orace’s razor, and dressed himself with as much care as if he had been preparing to pose for a magazine cover, and the proverbial morning daisy would have looked positively
“the Hirondel Motor Company will get an unsolicited testimonial from me.” But that thought merely crossed his mind like a swallow skimming a quiet pool—and was lost. Then, in the same dim way, he was wondering why he hadn’t brought a gun. Now he was likely to pay for the reckless haste with which he had set out. His little knife was all very well—he could use it as accurately as any man could use a gun, and as swiftly—but it was only good for one shot. He’d never been able to train it to
speeds. Seventy-eight. Seventy-nine. Eighty. Eighty-one…two…three…four…Eighty-five. “Not good enough for a race-track,” thought the Saint, “but on an ordinary road—and at night…” The wind of the Hirondel’s torrential passage buffeted him with almost animal blows, bellowing in his ears above the thunderous fanfare of the exhaust. For a nerve-shattering minute he held the car at ninety. “Patricia!…” And he seemed to hear her voice calling him: “Simon!” “Oh, my darling, my darling, I’m on
deny that I am doing my best to place Vargan’s invention in His Highness’s hands.” The Saint shook his head. “Angel Face is right, Roger,” he said. “The Crown Prince is getting his caviare, and he isn’t going to worry why the sturgeon died. No—I’ve got a much finer lead on the problem than that.” And he faced Marius again. “It’s really truly true, dear one, that Vargan is the key to the whole situation?” he asked softly, persuasively. “Exactly.” “Vargan is the really truly cream in your
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