Collins, 1972, Brown Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition
gilt titles spine; cover illust. by Jawdokimov; When Brig, English writer on holiday in Sicily, accidentally met Theresa. a beautiful young American, in the bar of their hotel. it was the beginning of a series of accidents - but none as happy as this first. The quiet almost idyllic atmosphere of their time together was destined to be shattered by the events of just one week. Out for a drive one day, Brig stops by chance at an isolated garage, and becomes the innocent victim of blackmail by the Mafia. The task: to hide a wanted man in the boot of his car and get him through police checkpoints. The threat: if he does not co-operate, his own life will be a short one. But his involvement with the cold-blooded members of the Mafia does not end here. Forced on only by the threat of harm to Theresa. Brig is ordered to travel to Malta, and from there to Naples. Shatteringly, he realizes he is now virtually one of them - the Mafia are using him in their drug-running operations. Grabbing any chance to escape their ever-tightening net Brig enlists the help of his cousin, a member of the consular service in Naples - a well-meaning character who only creates further complications. Told by various characters involved sometimes only peripherally - in the adventure, Nicolas Bentley creates an intriguing mosaic to reveal the events of that week. Small library stamp to reverse of title page; price-intact D/J.; 189 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction. ISBN: 0002212137. ISBN/EAN: 9780002212137. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: CRM00076.