The Avenging Saint (The Saint Series)

By Leslie Charteris

For weeks the Saint were looking males throughout Europe...and one among them at the very least he had sworn to kill. Face-to-face together with his quarry in London, Simon Templar takes his personal part in a nightmare online game of overseas conspiracy, rescues a stunning pawn, checkmates a fiendish plot...and saves his king.

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My favorite breakfast. ” “They’re my favorite, too,” acknowledged Roger, and hence a friendship was once sealed. however it used to be now not and not using a sure rueful humility that he spotted that she searching for another person. He provided the data unasked. “The Saint went off to get you a few outfits himself. He shouldn’t be lengthy now. ” “Saint…Hasn’t he the other identify? ” “Most humans name him the Saint,” stated Roger. “His actual identify is Simon Templar. ” “‘Simon’? ” She made appeal of the identify, in order that Roger wanted she might switch the topic. And, in a fashion, she did. She acknowledged, “I remembered much more after I left you final evening. there have been 3 of you who escaped, weren’t there? there has been a girl—” “Patricia Holm? ” “That’s right—” Roger nodded, impaling one other rasher of bacon. “She isn’t here,” he stated. “As a question of truth, she’s someplace within the Mediterranean. The Saint wouldn’t enable her come again with us. She’s been with him in such a lot issues, yet he placed his foot down whilst it got here to working the chance of an extended time period in prison—if now not worse. He roped in an outdated good friend who has a personal yacht, and despatched her off on an extended cruise. And simply we got here again. ” “Has she been with him decades? ” “About 3 years. He picked her up in one other event, and they’ve caught jointly ever considering. ” “Were they—married? ” “No. ” Even then, while Roger used to be reflecting miserably inside of him upon the convenience with which conquests got here to a few males who didn’t deserve them, he couldn’t be in charge of even an implied disloyalty to his chief. He further, with easy sincerity, “You see, the query by no means fairly arose. We’re outlaws. We’ve placed ourselves open air the pale—and usual criteria don’t practice. at some point, perhaps—” “You’ll win again your house contained in the light? ” “If shall we, every little thing will be diverse. ” “Would you're keen on to return? ” “For myself? I don’t know…” She smiled. “Somehow,” she stated, “I can’t photograph your good friend handing around muffins at tea-parties, and giving his responsibility dances to gushing hostesses…” “The Saint? ” Roger laughed. “He’d most likely commence throwing knives on the orchestra, simply to wake issues up…And right here he's. ” A motor vehicle hummed down the mews and stopped outdoors. A second later, an inclination outdated guy, with gray beard, smoked glasses, and tacky hat, entered the sitting-room. He leaned on a stick, with an untidy brown-paper parcel in his different hand. “Such a beautiful morning,” he wheezed, in a quavering voice. “And such beautiful kids having breakfast jointly. good, good, good! ” He straightened up. “Roger, have you ever left something for me, you four-flushing son of a wall-eyed horse-thief? ” He heaved parcel and stick right into a corner—sent beard, glasses, and hat to hitch them—and smoothed his coat. by way of a few magic he shed all of the phantasm of shabbiness from his outfits with out additional circulation, and it was once the Saint himself who stood there, adjusting his tie by using the replicate over the mantelpiece—trim, immaculate, debonair. “Getting more youthful and extra appealing each day,” he murmured complacently, then he grew to become with amusing.

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