brilliant depiction of a terrorist underworld, ruthless irony and black satire
A successful New York banker is headhunted by a San Francisco investment company and unwillingly becomes involved in money-laundering.
this is very good, detective story with humour
surprising detective story
very funny marine crime mystery
after eighty years it still evokes a delightful shudder of dread
British diplomat and former spymaster faces ruin if he does not betray his country.
the miscreant suddenly turned away his face, and seemed to strike his mouth with his open hand. At the same instant, the room filled with a new and powerful odour