By Eric Ambler
Nicky Marlow wishes a task. He’s engaged to be married and the employment marketplace is lovely slender in Britain in 1937. So while his fiancé issues out the Spartacus computer instrument discover, he jumps on the probability. finally, he speaks Italian and he figures he’ll be capable of suffer Milan for a yr, lengthy sufficient to avoid wasting cash. quickly after he arrives, even if, he learns the sinister fact of his predecessor’s loss of life and reveals himself courted by means of brokers with dangerously diverse agendas. within the procedure, Marlow realizes it’s no longer so easy to simply do the task he’s paid to do in fascist Italy at the eve of a global conflict.
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Not John, who had showered her with affection, with gifts and attention and love. John who had held and stroked her, who had told her she was different, special, not silly, weak and stupid like so many other people. A part of her couldn't believe it even after the nightmare of their last meeting. She closed her eyes and remembered how it had been with them, not that last night, when John's face had been pinched and white with rage, his touch rough, his cruelty incomprehensible to her. No, she remembered how it had always been with them before, how gentle he had been as he held and petted her, how patient with her, how he had promised her the world.
He hadn't found her; how could he have? , never stopping too long in one place; she hadn't used her credit cards for fear of leaving a paper trail, hadn't called or written home. She'd even had her car repainted in Louisville. But not everything. He had advised her to change her name, take on a new identity. But that had been impossible. She'd tried, but hotels wanted identification; she needed a driver's license in case she was pulled over; Buster had demanded a social security number as a prerequisite for employment.