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He asked Ashenden a good many questions and then , without further to - do ,
suggested that he had particular qualifications for the secret service . Ashenden
was acquainted with several European languages and his profession was ...
He asked Ashenden whether he played écarté and when Ashenden told him that
he did not suggested piquet . This was a game that Ashenden was not unfamiliar
with , so they settled the stakes and began . Since both were in favour of quick ...
It was soon clear that he was pleased with Dr. Egan Orth and so without further to
- do he suggested that here was the perfect interpreter for him . " He talks
Russian like a Russian . But he's an American citizen , so that he won't do you
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
This is volume three of Maugham's collected short stories. In this volume he has put his stories that have the same protagonist, Ashendan who is recruited to move to Switzerland where he will be a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
It's easy to see why this one is considered an archetype of espionage fiction. The fact that the book was first published back in the late 1920s means that some of the dialogue and narrative will ... Read full review