By Lionel Davidson
Casper Laing, the younger, fiery and very good Professor of Semitic Languages, is requested to decipher an historic parchment present in Israel. Piecing jointly its mysterious fragments, his translation quickly finds instructions to a shrouded situation. Believed to be the key hiding position of the real Menorah, an historic and valuable Jewish candelabrum, the Jordanians and Israelis commence a frantic race to assert the prize. Surrounded via violent and treacherous competitors, Casper is enjoined on a perilous event deep into the burning Negev wasteland. some distance to Shiloh (1966), Lionel Davidson's 3rd novel, used to be a ebook Society selection and gained the Crime Writers' organization Gold Dagger Award in addition to the Crime Critics' Award for top mystery of the 12 months. released within the united states because the Menorah males, it used to be a no. 1 bestseller on each side of the Atlantic. It extra cemented his attractiveness as one of many pre-eminent style writers of his new release, and was once defined by way of the parent as 'first-rate' and via the recent York occasions as 'a supple enjoy which studying, wit and elegance are fantastically integrated.'
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He laughed warily and reached for her. ” She backed away. “You’re supposed to be calling your friends at the FBI, remember? ” Then she jutted her chin forward defensively. ” McGregor snorted. “Russo’s unorthodox tactics usually involve fooling around with some female when he’s supposed to be working on a case. ” “At least he knows how to be romantic. ” McGregor winced. ” “Assistant Director,” she reminded him drily. McGregor seemed about to respond but ended up just shaking his head instead. Then he pulled out his cell phone, punched in a number and was soon lobbying the FBI to find the best attorney the Justice Department had to offer for Special Agent Justin Russo.
Fair enough. So how do you want to approach this? ” “Let’s start with the punch line. ” “A woman named Gia Masterson. ” Suzannah bit her lip. “In that case, I already have the big picture. From reading the newspapers. Not that I’ve kept up with it faithfully, but she was shot a couple of weeks ago, right? ” When Justin nodded, Suzannah rubbed her eyes, acutely aware of the ache forming behind them. The Angel of Mercy, as the papers had dubbed him, had been in the headlines for a couple of months.
She pulled a business card out of her purse and handed it to him. “That’s my office number. ” Then he trailed his companions into the courtroom. Suzannah hung back for a moment, enjoying the unfamiliar sensation of being a little weak in the knees over a guy. This is going to be the best vacation ever, she told herself with an embarrassed laugh. Then she remembered that this week wasn’t completely about fun. She had to prepare for an upcoming conference in Hawaii, where she was slated to make a presentation—a presentation that was quite possibly the last step in the rigorous timetable she had set for herself and her career.
A Long Way to Shiloh by Lionel Davidson