Featuring the Saint (The Saint Series)

By Leslie Charteris

Whether combating an adrenaline junkie who says he can cheat demise, beginning a revolution in a imperative American state, or placing a drug smuggler and human trafficker into chapter 11, the Saint looks having enjoyable.

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The Saint came upon his torch and became its rays into the hole the place Perry were mendacity. And the blue lightning got here back. all of them observed it. after which the Saint laughed softly. “Good outdated Miles,” he drawled. “Electric,” Teal stated dazedly. “Electrocution,” acknowledged the Saint, mildly. there has been a protracted silence. Then: “Electrocution? ” Perry spoke huskily, observing the opening within the flooring, the place the beams of 3 flashlights targeted brilliantly. “Good previous Miles,” stated the Saint back. He pointed to the blackened and twisted cell, and a gloomy scar at the rock. And there has been one other silence. Teal broke it, sleepily. “Some fools are born lucky,” he stated. “Perry, what yarn did Hallin let you know to get you there? ” “Miles didn’t do that…” “I consider I did. ” Teal tilted his torch over in order that it illumined his personal face. “You be aware of me, Perry. You met me the previous day. I’m a police officer. Don’t speak nonsense. ” It used to be an incisive speech for Teal. Perry acknowledged, in his throat, “Then—where’s Moyna? ” “That’s what i need to know,” remarked the Saint. “We’ll ask Miles. He’ll be coming again to examine the physique. close your faces, and douse these glims! ” The lighting fixtures went out one after the other, and darkness and silence settled upon the gang. with out a sound the Saint stepped to at least one part. He rested his torch on a excessive boulder, and stored his finger at the swap. Then he heard Hallin. at the very least, he heard the faint smooth crunch of stones, a tiny rustle of leaves…He may well see not anything. It used to be an eerie company, hearing that stealthy method. however the Saint’s nerves have been like ice. A fit flared all at once, just a couple of yards away. Hallin was once looking the floor. Then the Saint switched on his gentle. He stuck Hallin within the beam, and left the sunshine mendacity at the rock. The Saint himself stepped conscientiously clear of it. “Hullo,” stated the Saint unctuously. Hallin stood rooted to the floor. The fit burned all the way down to his hands and he dropped it. Then his hand jerked around to his pocket… “Rotten,” acknowledged the Saint frivolously, and his voice merged within the rattle of one other shot. From a bit distance away extra lighting sprang up from the darkness and concentrated upon Hallin. the guy twisted around within the blaze, and fired again—three occasions. one of many lighting fixtures went out. the opposite fell, and went out at the floor because the bulb broke. Hallin whipped around back. He sighted speedily, and his bullet smashed the Saint’s torch the place it lay. “Teal, did he get you? ” The Saint stepped quickly around the blackness, and Teal’s voice spoke back at his shoulder. “No, yet he obtained Mason. ” The Saint’s palms touched Teal’s coat, so evenly that the detective may have felt not anything. They crept down Teal’s sleeve, jumped the hand, and closed upon the torch… “Thanks,” acknowledged the Saint. “See you later. ” He jerked on the torch as he spoke, and bought it away. The detective made a seize at him, yet Simon slipped away with fun. He may well pay attention Hallin blundering in the course of the darkness, and he the noise as top he might. at the back of him was once one other blundering noise, and a shout from Teal, however the Saint used to be no longer ready.

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