By James Hadley Chase
Chet Carson, an escaped convict, arrives at "Point of No Return", a lonely barren region filling station run by means of a good-natured Swede and his avaricious Italian spouse. The Swede has a secure packed with money."Open the secure and get me the cash otherwise you return to jail," the spouse tells Carson. it truly is this case that James Hadley Chase develops with all his story-telling magic - a scenario that might retain you at the fringe of your chair and the nightlight burning.
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You will want to make an examination, Petrie," said Smith in his decisive way, "and the officer here might 'phone for the ambulance. I have some investigations to make also. " He raced upstairs to his room, and an instant later came running down again. The front door banged. "The telephone is in the hall," I said to the constable. " 35 He went out of the surgery as I switched on the lamp over the table and began to examine the marks upon Forsyth's skin. These, as I have said, were in groups and nearly all in the form of elongated punctures; a fairly deep incision with a pear-shaped and superficial scratch beneath it.
I sat there for some time, watching for the first glow of sunrise. A policeman tramped past the house, and, a while later, a belated reveler in evening clothes. That sense of unreality assailed me again. Out there in the gray mists a man who was vested with powers which rendered him a law unto himself, who had the British Government behind him in all that he might choose to do, who had been summoned from Rangoon to London on singular and dangerous business, was employing himself with a plate of cold turbot, a jug of milk, and a trowel!
Fu-Manchu, the great and evil man who dreamed of Europe and America under Chinese rule, not of Nayland Smith, who alone stood between the Chinaman and the realization of his monstrous schemes, not even of Kâramanèh the slave girl, whose glorious beauty was a weapon of might in Fu-Manchu's hand, but of what impression I must have made upon a patient had I encountered one then. Such were my ideas up to the moment that I crossed to the common and vaulted into the field on my right. As I began to run toward the elms 31 I found myself wondering what it was all about, and for what we were come.