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asked R. It was possible that a frown for an instant darkened the Mexican's brow
at the abrupt question that seemed a little contemptuously to brush to one side
his eloquent statement , but he gave no other sign of displeasure . Ashenden ...
He could do no great harm there and it might even be possible to make use of
him to convey information that it was desirable to let the enemy have . He had no
notion that anything was known of him . His letters , and he received a good
... he said to him as casually as possible , " I've got a sportsman who's willing to
assassinate King B. for five thousand pounds . " King B. was the ruler of a Balkan
state which was on the verge through his influence of declaring war against the ...
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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