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Mike Shayne, the guy with a flavor for violence, tackles corruption, greed, brutality, and homicide in an action-packed 24 hours within the Kentucky mining city of Centerville.

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He gestured with the flat of his hand up to his neck. 'I was anxious, I might tell you. ' To Scarsdale. ' 'But quite a big one. ' Binns was taking the lamps to pieces. ' 'No,' I said. Nothing showed in Yasolev's eyes but he tilted his head an inch, and I was beginning to read him. In this case it meant Jesus Christ. ' 'Not really. ' It was eerie. Yasolev was in effect my host, but we were having the guest room swept for bugs. He was a KGB officer but I was talking to him about the mission I was working, and he wasn't sitting on the other side of a two-hundred-watt lamp with its shade cut in half, forcing the information out of me.

I didn't know the other one. The auxiliary generators had started humming and Costain was talking to his ferret and Holmes was standing near Pineapple, brooding, when the door opened and Shepley came in and the atmosphere changed at once. Even Croder hadn't got this kind of presence in the signals room. I'd never seen him here before, never known him control a mission personally. ' His voice quiet, no expression. ' He watched me in the wash of light from the boards, looking for any signs in me that I was nervy.

Yes,' nodding emphatically. ' Cone picked up the telephone and asked the operator for an outside line. ' 'Good. ' His name was Cosgreave, been at the embassy six months or so.

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