By James Hadley Chase
While 3 very assorted humans come jointly, all out for a similar factor and ready to visit any lengths to get it, the stakes usually are excessive. yet, for a filthy rich middle-aged lady, a world legal professional and a tender American, video games of bluff and counter-bluff speedy become a deadly and lethal conflict. because the motion hots up, Chase weaves a fast-moving tale of blackmail, intrigue and extortion with a hair-raising climax.
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Ezinma brought her two legs together and stretched them in front of her. ” Ezinma asked after a suitable interval. “Yes,” he answered. ” Okonkwo was specially fond of Ezinma. She looked very much like her mother, who was once the village beauty. But his fondness only showed on very rare occasions. “Obiageli broke her pot today,” Ezinma said. “Yes, she has told me about it,” Okonkwo said between mouthfuls. ” “That is very true. Do you hear that, Ezinma? ” He uncovered his second wife’s dish and began to eat from it.
And it was not too hot either, because the cold and dry harmattan wind was blowing down from the north. Some years the harmattan was very severe and a dense haze hung on the atmosphere. Old men and children would then sit round log fires, warming their bodies. Unoka loved it all, and he loved the first kites that returned with the dry season, and the children who sang songs of welcome to them. He would remember his own childhood, how he had often wandered around looking for a kite sailing leisurely against the blue sky.
He asked. “Whoever has a job in hand,” said Idigo, looking at Nwakibie’s elder son Igwelo with a malicious twinkle in his eye. Everybody agreed that Igwelo should drink the dregs. He accepted the half-full horn from his brother and drank it. As Idigo had said, Igwelo had a job in hand because he had married his first wife a month or two before. The thick dregs of palm-wine were supposed to be good for men who were going in to their wives. After the wine had been drunk Okonkwo laid his difficulties before Nwakibie.