By James Hadley Chase
For years the global operations of a mysterious and ruthless extortioner who calls himself the Tortoise have baffled Scotland backyard and the police forces of Europe. however the Tortoise makes a mistake while he interferes with filthy rich American playboy Don Micklem, who has neighbors in excessive locations, and shortly tracks him to his lair ...
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No one here, sir," he said. Horrocks growled under his breath. "Send out the alarm," he said. "I want that woman. " The detectives jotted down Don's description, then ran downstairs to the telephone box. "She must have spotted you," Horrocks said angrily. "Here you," he went on to the other detective, "get Hurst on the car radio and tell him the girl's gone. " He and Don went into the flat that consisted of a bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom. Horrocks took a quick look round. "We won't find much here," he said.
Leaving her, Don hurried to where he had left the Bentley and drove fast to Upper Brook Mews. As he pulled up the front door opened and Cherry appeared. Don leaned out of the car window. " he asked as Cherry came majestically towards him. "He telephoned about half an hour ago, sir," Cherry said, coming to rest by the side of the car. "He wishes you to go to Athens Street which he tells me is the second turning on the left off Old Compton Street. " "Thanks," Don said and making a U-turn he sent the Bentley shooting down the dark, deserted mews.
He was certainly not going to spend unprofitable months in a hospital when he could pick up the easy money Alsconi put in his way. Money was more important to him than looks. After the first bitter months, he took a perverted pleasure in watching people look at him, shudder and look away, and he studied the girl facing him, watching for her reaction. He was disappointed. She didn't shudder nor did she look away. She examined his face intently with neither pity nor disgust. " she said. " Crantor felt a spurt of vicious fury run through him.