By Ken Follett
Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by way of hurricane while first released greater than 20 years in the past. this day, it continues to be the best espionage novels ever written.
A extraordinary and ruthless Nazi grasp agent is at the free in Cairo. His venture is to ship Rommel’s advancing military the secrets and techniques that may release the city’s doorways. In all of Cairo, merely humans can cease him. One is a down-on-his-luck English officer not anyone will take heed to. the opposite is a weak younger Jewish lady. . . .
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The auto swerved unexpectedly. Vandam misplaced his grip, hit the line working and fell down. He obtained to his ft. His face blazed with soreness: his wound was once bleeding back, and he may possibly believe the sticky heat less than the dressing. Jakes and the 2 sergeants accrued round him. around the highway the MPs have been arguing with the bus motive force. The taxi had disappeared. 15 ELENE used to be TERRIFIED. IT HAD ALL long gone mistaken. WOLFF was once imagined to were arrested within the eating place, and now he used to be right here, in a taxi together with her, smiling a feral smile. She sat nonetheless, her brain a clean. “Who used to be he? ” Wolff stated, nonetheless smiling. Elene couldn't imagine. She checked out Wolff, regarded away back, and acknowledged: “What? ” “That guy who ran after us. He jumped at the operating board. I couldn’t see him accurately, yet i assumed he used to be a ecu. Who used to be he? ” Elene fought down her worry. He’s William Vandam, and he used to be presupposed to arrest you. She needed to make up a narrative. Why might somebody stick with her out of a cafe and check out to get into her taxi? “He . . . I don’t be aware of him. He was once within the eating place. ” unexpectedly she was once encouraged. “He was once bothering me. i used to be on my own. It’s your fault—you have been overdue. ” “I’m so sorry,” he acknowledged fast. Elene had an entry of self assurance after he swallowed her tale so with ease. “And why are we in a taxi? ” she demanded. “What’s all of it approximately? Why aren’t we having dinner? ” She heard a whining notice in her voice, and hated it. “I had a superb notion. ” He smiled back, and Elene suppressed a shudder. “We’re going to have a picnic. There’s a basket within the trunk. ” She didn't recognize even if to think him. Why had he pulled that stunt on the eating place, sending a boy in with the message “Come outdoor. —A. W. ” except he suspected a capture? What may he do now, take her into the wilderness and knife her? She had a unexpected urge to jump out of the dashing automobile. She closed her eyes and compelled herself to imagine frivolously. If he suspected a catch, why did he come in any respect? No, it needed to be extra advanced than that. He looked as if it would have believed her concerning the guy at the operating board—but she couldn't be certain what was once happening at the back of his smile. She acknowledged: “Where are we going? ” “A few miles out of city, to a bit spot at the riverbank the place we will be able to watch the sunlight pass down. It’s going to be a beautiful night. ” “I don’t are looking to move. ” “What’s the problem? ” “I hardly ever comprehend you. ” “Don’t be foolish. the motive force may be with us the entire time—and I’m a gentleman. ” “I should still get out of the auto. ” “Please don’t. ” He touched her arm flippantly. “I have a few smoked salmon, and a chilly fowl, and a bottle of champagne. i am getting so tired of eating places. ” Elene thought of. She may well go away him now, and she or he will be safe—she might by no means see him back. That was once what she sought after, to break out from the fellow endlessly. She concept: yet I’m Vandam’s in simple terms desire. What do I deal with Vandam? I’d feel free by no means to work out him back, and return to the previous peaceable lifestyles— The outdated lifestyles. She did take care of Vandam, she learned; at the least sufficient for her to hate the concept of letting him down. She needed to stick with Wolff, domesticate him, attitude for one more date, attempt to discover the place he lived.