By Lionel Davidson
Casper Laing, the younger, fiery and superb Professor of Semitic Languages, is requested to decipher an historical parchment present in Israel. Piecing jointly its mysterious fragments, his translation quickly finds instructions to a shrouded position. Believed to be the key hiding position of the genuine Menorah, an historical and worthy Jewish candelabrum, the Jordanians and Israelis commence a frantic race to say the prize. Surrounded through violent and treacherous competitors, Casper is enjoined on a perilous event deep into the burning Negev desolate tract. a ways to Shiloh (1966), Lionel Davidson's 3rd novel, used to be a e-book Society selection and gained the Crime Writers' organization Gold Dagger Award in addition to the Crime Critics' Award for most sensible mystery of the 12 months. released within the united states because the Menorah males, it was once a no. 1 bestseller on either side of the Atlantic. It additional cemented his recognition as one of many pre-eminent style writers of his new release, and was once defined through the dad or mum as 'first-rate' and through the hot York instances as 'a supple savor which studying, wit and elegance are superbly integrated.'
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My throat was so dry I was surprised any sound came out. “But he didn’t do anything wrong,” I said again. For some reason I thought if I repeated myself, they would see the logic. Willy put on a smile that held not a hint of amusement. ” The other men laughed out loud. Hot tears sprang up in my eyes, but I willed them not to fall. I would not cry in front of these awful bastards, these cowards. I recognized a tall, skinny one as J. T. Mack, the overseer at the McFarland plantation. He slurred his words as if he were drunk.
I pointed at Alice. “Oh, now I remember. ” Amelia pointed at me, giggling at her own cleverness. Was there any sweeter sound in the world? I knelt down and kissed her, then her sister, and gathered them both for a big daddy-hug. ” “Mama says you’re in trouble,” Amelia reported. ” Alice crowed with laughter. ” That voice brooked no nonsense. They ran from my arms. Chapter 11 I WILL NEVER FORGET the rest of that evening, not a moment of it. Not a detail has been lost on me. “You and I are living in two different marriages, Ben.
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