By Lionel Davidson
Casper Laing, the younger, fiery and extraordinary Professor of Semitic Languages, is requested to decipher an historical parchment present in Israel. Piecing jointly its mysterious fragments, his translation quickly unearths instructions to a shrouded place. Believed to be the key hiding position of the real Menorah, an historical and valuable Jewish candelabrum, the Jordanians and Israelis commence a frantic race to assert the prize. Surrounded via violent and treacherous opponents, Casper is enjoined on a dangerous event deep into the burning Negev desolate tract. far to Shiloh (1966), Lionel Davidson's 3rd novel, used to be a booklet Society selection and gained the Crime Writers' organization Gold Dagger Award in addition to the Crime Critics' Award for most sensible mystery of the yr. released within the united states because the Menorah males, it was once a no. 1 bestseller on each side of the Atlantic. It additional cemented his attractiveness as one of many pre-eminent style writers of his iteration, and was once defined through the parent as 'first-rate' and via the recent York instances as 'a supple get pleasure from which studying, wit and elegance are fantastically integrated.'
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Sachs remained crouched down. She said to the suspect, "The guy inside. Your buddy. " "I don't gotta tell you –" "Yeah, you do gotta. Because if we take him out, which we are going to do, you'll go down for felony murder. " The man sighed. "Come on," she snapped. " He sighed and started to talk; Sachs scribbled down the details. Her Motorola crackled. The hostage negotiator and the ESU team had just showed up in front of the building. She handed her notes to Wilkins. " She read the rifleman his rights, thinking, Had she handled the situation the best way she could?
Two subjects, both armed. " "Roger, Five Eight Eight Five. " "Negative, Seven Four. One suspect has a high-powered rifle. " "We'll get backup there as soon as we can. But the Secret Service's closed up half of downtown 'cause the vice president's coming in from JFK. There'll be a delay. Handle the situation at your discretion. " "Roger. " Vice president, she thought. Just lost my vote. Wilkins shook his head. "But we can't get a negotiator near the apartment. " "I'm working on that," Sachs replied.
The Manhattan School of Music and Performing Arts could have been home to dozens of spirits. But none so immediate as the one who might be hovering here now, above the warm body of the young woman lying, stomach down, in the dim lobby outside a small recital hall. Her eyes were still and wide but not yet glassy, the blood on her cheeks was not yet brown. Her face was dark as plum from the constriction of the taut rope connecting her neck to her ankles. Scattered around her were a flute case, sheet music and a spilled grande cup from Starbucks, the coffee staining her jeans and green Izod shirt and leaving a comma of dark liquid on the marble floor.