By Frederick Ramsay
Ike Schwartz, Sheriff of Picketsville, Virginia, and Ruth Dennis, the President of an area college and Ike's fiancee can't locate peace and quiet be at domestic after a making an attempt 12 months of educational and native politics. So, they select to hunt asylum on Scone Island, a rocky island 4 miles off the coast of Maine. Its loss of electrical energy, trustworthy water offer, and make contact with carrier warrantly their seclusion and peace. the very fact there was a suspicious twist of fate leading to the loss of life of the mysterious Harmon Staley aren't situation them in any respect. And it doesn't till Ike's prior as a CIA agent rolls in on him just like the area's recognized twelve foot tides. extra murders concerning former colleagues somewhere else within the state ship Charlie Garland, Ike's previous pal from the enterprise looking out the documents for a connection. Stonewalling by means of the CIA, conspiracies, genuine and imagined, finish with Ike and Ruth dealing with an unknown yet made up our minds variety of assassins by myself at the island.As if that weren't sufficient, Ruth's mom comes to a decision to drop in on them simply because the pleasure starts off. A past due arrival by way of the Director of the CIA and Charlie simply make issues worse for Ruth who opts for Plan B-Las Vegas-in the hopes that she and Ike can eventually wander off within the crowd. And stable good fortune with that.
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Emporté par l’impatience et la hargne, j’ai juré, blasphémé tout en donnant des coups de pied et d’épaule contre l’huis d’un bois presque noir. Je l’ai martelé à deux poings, maudissant ceux qui m’avaient désigné pour mener à bien cette enquête, m’avaient tendu ce piège, peut-être pour m’éloigner du ministère, me précipiter dans des sables mouvants afin que je m’y étouffe et y disparaisse. Moi, aveuglé, j’avais été heureux de gagner Patmos, d’échapper à la grisaille des bureaux, rêvant de mer et de soleil, de notoriété internationale, victime consentante et naïve des manigances de rivaux dont je ne soupçonnais même pas l’existence.
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