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By Leslie Charteris

When the Saint visits Arizona, he battles a Nazi scientist whose curiosity in ranching is triggered via the mercury deposits beneath the ranch. In Palm Springs, an alcoholic millionaire hires him after a chain of near-fatal injuries. And actual probability ensues in Hollywood while an enterprising manufacturer makes a decision the Saint could be a film star—but then the manufacturer turns up lifeless.

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At any fee, he nearing the top of a distinct trajectory whilst Simon opened the outer door of Mr Ufferlitz’s place of work and nearly tripped over him. in basic terms simply because he used to be ready by way of a life of lightning reactions, Simon tailored himself resiliently to the surprise and scooped the actor up with one sinewy arm. “Is there loads of enjoyable like this round the following? ” he inquired pleasantly, Peggy Warden, who used to be getting up really without notice from her typewriter. Then he observed that Mr Ufferlitz himself was once status within the speaking doorway to his inner most place of work, and realised precisely what yes comments of the cynical Lazaroff have been meant to exhibit, and why out of his personal skilled judgement he had sensed in the past that Mr Ufferlitz used to be now not purely a farcical inventory personality. “Get out of here,” Byron Ufferlitz used to be asserting coldly. “And remain out, you drunken bum. ” Orlando Flane may need long gone again to the ground a moment time, if the Saint had no longer been interestedly conserving him up. He reeled contained in the helping semicircle of the Saint’s arm, and wiped the again of his hand throughout his bruised lips. yet he had sobered strangely, and there has been not more alcoholic slur in his syllables than there has been within the savage set of his darkish long-lashed eyes as he seemed again around the room. “All correct, you bastard,” he stated enormously. “You can throw me out now simply because I’m inebriated. yet i will take note simply way back to you could. I’ve obtained lots of issues to settle with you, and while I repair you up you’re going to stick fastened! ” three The coloured butler confirmed Simon into April Quest’s living-room, and taken him a Martini. It was once a comfy room, glossy widespread, however it had the untouched impersonal feeling of an inside decorator’s convey. every thing in it regarded very new and overwhelmingly harmonious. however the chairs have been huge and stress-free, this sort of chairs guy likes, and at the very least there have been no sham-period gewgaws or laboriously unique touches. Simon lighted a cigarette and amused himself with a few magazines which he came upon on a shelf below the desk by means of the sofa. a few of them have been fan magazines, and one in every of them had her photograph at the conceal. He remembered now that it had stuck his eye on a newsstand no longer in the past. clearly it used to be a gorgeous face, on the grounds that that used to be a part of her occupation, framed in softly waved auburn hair, with a small nostril and excessive cheekbones and massive expressive eyes. yet he had spotted her mouth, which used to be beneficiant and but sultry, guffawing and but wilful, as though she will be passionate in her selfishness yet by no means chilly or unkind…Then he regarded up, and she or he used to be status in entrance of him. It used to be a mild surprise, as though the image had without notice come to lifestyles. She was once so precisely love it. the one factor varied used to be her costume, and this used to be anything formal and white and intensely basic. however the neck was once cut back to her waist, and the cloth was once so sheer that you'd have recognized precisely what she wore beneath it if she had worn something. She seemed like a wayward Madonna decked out in an appropriate cover to determine what rather went on in evening golf equipment.

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