Ace Up My Sleeve by James Hadley Chase

By James Hadley Chase

While 3 very assorted humans come jointly, all out for a similar factor and ready to visit any lengths to get it, the stakes usually are excessive. yet, for a prosperous middle-aged lady, a global legal professional and a tender American, video games of bluff and counter-bluff speedy become a deadly and lethal conflict. because the motion hots up, Chase weaves a fast-moving tale of blackmail, intrigue and extortion with a hair-raising climax.

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No," I replied. " he asked, tossing the ball again. I wanted no part of it. There would be a good raise, but there would also be a hell of a lot of extra work. "I haven't been here long enough," I said. " He tossed the baseball up in the air and let it thud on the floor. "I know," he said. " I said, knowing Sala would turn it down. He had so many freelance assignments that I wondered why he bothered to keep his job at all. "Not a chance," he replied. " He leaned forward and dropped the baseball on the desk.

Nonetheless, I felt that I knew him well enough so that we did not have to do much talking. From the very beginning I had felt a definite contact with Yeamon, a kind of tenuous understanding that talk is pretty cheap in this league and that a man who knew what he was after had damn little time to find it, much less to sit back and explain himself. Nor did I know anything about Chenault, except that she had undergone a tremendous change since my first sight of her at the airport. She was tan and happy now, not nearly so tense with that nervous energy that had been so obvious when she wore her secretary suit.

Oh no," Yeamon said quickly. " Lotterman was getting shaky. I knew he didn't want to fire Yeamon, because he'd have to give him a month's severance pay. After a pause, he said again: "Yes, Yeamon, I think you'd better resign. " Yeamon laughed. "I'm happy enough. " There was a tense silence. We all waited for Lotterman's next move, amused and a little bewildered by the whole scene. At first it had seemed like just another one of Lotterman's tirades, but Yeamon's maniacal replies had given it a weird and violent flavor.

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