An Expensive Place to Die (Harry Palmer, Book 5) by Len Deighton PDF

By Len Deighton

An unnamed undercover agent - maybe a similar reluctant hero of The Ipcress dossier - is shipped to Paris to convey a dossier of nuclear secrets and techniques to a French health practitioner, yet quickly unearths himself sucked right into a twilight international of intercourse, blackmail and hidden reason, the place buddy and enemy turn into indistinguishable.

A 'clinic' on Paris's road Foch designed to cater lavishly for a number of perversions, staffed by way of a bunch of sexually and intellectually high-powered women and outfitted with units starting from an Iron Maiden to psychedelic truth-drugs -- that's the set-up operated through the enigmatic Monsieur Datt.

Naturally, it has a hidden function: to assemble dossiers of tape and picture on influential political consumers from East and West. Into this twilight international of decadence and hidden explanations come the brokers of 4 global powers.

Are they after Datt's pornographic blackmail dossiers? Or is their objective altogether extra lethal than a visit to the blue movies...?

This new reissue contains a foreword from the canopy clothier, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a new creation via Len Deighton, which bargains a desirable perception into the writing of the tale.

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Exasperated, Pellam asked, "What do you have on her? Evidence? " Lomax's smile pled the Fifth. "Look," Pellam snapped, "she's a seventy-year-old lady—" "Hey, Mr. Lucky, lemme tell you something. Last year, fire marshals investigated ten thousand suspicious fires in the city. " "That doesn't really seem like admissible evidence. " Lomax turned to his assistant. "Probable cause. He knows probable cause. Learn that from NYPD Blue? Murder One? -Simpson-watcher to me. Fuck you and your probable cause.

An ashen tone flooded her face. " Pellam asked. " Pellam took out a marking pen. "Anywhere? " He signed with a round scrawl. In the busy hall outside a placid electronic bell rang four times. " "No," the old woman responded. "I talked to her already. Called her this morning when I was awake. She was worried sick but I said I'm not in the great by-and-by yet. She oughta wait 'bout coming and let's see what happens with those tests. If they're gonna cut I'd rather her come then. Maybe hook her up with one of those handsome doctors.

A police car shot past the window with its lights going but its siren off. For some reason the silent passage made its mission seem particularly harrowing and urgent. —Beefeater had kicked in with a stab of melancholy.

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