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By Dick Francis

While a hurricane-chasing airplane is downed on a Caribbean island, television meteorologist Perry Stuart slightly escapes together with his lifestyles. yet he cannot get away what he observed at the island--and if the folks who have tracked him again to England have their method, Stuart can have a 0 percentage likelihood of survival.

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In any case it was once used, as I instructed you prior to, to frighten away the complete inhabitants of the island. however it used to be their skill to imagine small that began them off, I reckon, on arranging the advent of purchasers to of tiny quantities of radioactive fabrics. ” John Rupert acknowledged, “I consider when you placed sufficient small packets jointly you get a haystack. ” “Or a bomb,” stated Ghost. “Or sufficient of a bomb,” I stated mildly. “to increase the bargaining energy of that quantity. yet I don’t imagine the investors truly deal with the uranium or plutonium themselves. It’s very risky stuff. yet they do have small-scale knowledge. ” i ended, yet either males sought after extra. “I think,” I acknowledged, “and frankly I’m guessing, that Darcy recruited Caspar Harvey as a dealer, and Harvey drew in Oliver Quigley and George Loricroft ... and for some time the middlemen operation ran easily and immensely profitably with the 3 investors around the Atlantic. all of the crew of six performing on the outdated musketeers’ precept of interested in one and one for all. ’ ” Ghost, his eyes shrewdly narrowed, requested. “Why did the unique investors want extra recruits? Why didn’t Darcy and Harvey hold the proceeds to themselves? ” “I imagine ... ” i discovered all my concepts popping out as speculations, “... i believe Harvey stumbled on Loricroft had a present for sniffing out the muffins. George Loricroft has traveled far and wide Europe—and in particular all through Germany—telling his spouse lies in regards to the climate to give an explanation for why he hadn’t been the place he used to be presupposed to were. and regularly treating her as an fool, and in reality it’s attainable that each one these areas he lied approximately have been buying and selling posts. They have been approximately all in Germany, and as Loricroft is across the world often called a racehorse coach, there's nowhere on this planet improved or much less conspicuous for him to exchange and alternate info than on racetracks. ” I seemed down at my footwear, dodging their undoubted incredulity, yet I’d long past too a ways to withdraw. “I instructed you i'll have in mind merely Hippostat as a be aware within the heading of 1 of the letters, yet i do know another—it got here to me whilst I wasn’t concentrating ... it simply drifted again from my unconscious reminiscence. ” Ghost acknowledged impatiently, “What is it? ” “Well ... ” I regarded up, “it’s Rennbahn. It’s Baden-Baden Rennbahn. ” John Rupert smiled vividly. “And have you learnt what Rennbahn skill? ” “Racetrack,” I stated. “I’ve seemed it up. Baden-Baden Racetrack. It was once written in German script in a letter in one other language that I didn’t comprehend. ” “We have German dictionaries downstairs, and each different kind of dictionary you care to mention,” John Rupert acknowledged. “Would you take into account to any extent further in case you ... er ... browsed? ” I stated doubtfully, “I don’t comprehend. ” “We can try out. ” “Meanwhile,” Ghost stated, “tell us in regards to the different investors in Florida; Robin Darcy’s colleagues. ” “They’re within the Cayman Islands, now not Florida,” I defined, and defined Michael and Amy Ford. “And they are within the video game as a result of idealism or political causes ... I easily can’t inform, yet in addition they could be the unique investors.

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