Spy Killer (Mystery & Suspense Short Stories Collection)

By L. Ron Hubbard

American Sailor Kurt Reid is a hothead and a troublesome case—a guy who hits first and asks questions later.  As scrappy and tough round the edges as Jimmy Cagney, it’s no ask yourself that after the ship’s captain turns up useless, it’s Reid who takes the rap.

Falsely accused and below the gun, Reid jumps send and vanishes into Shanghai —only to get stuck in an online of intrigue, betrayal, and murder.  In an international the place not anything is what it kind of feels and every thing is on the market, he’s quickly out of his intensity, drawn right into a secret agent video game within which the winner takes all . . . and the loser takes a knife to the back.

Will Reid dwell as much as his popularity because the secret agent Killer? He’ll need to research the foundations quickly, simply because with gamers like horny Russian agent Varinka Savischna within the hunt, the sport is ready to show as seductive because it is sinister. 

As a younger guy, Hubbard visited pre-Communist China thrice, the place his closest pal headed up British intelligence.  In a land the place communists, nationalists, warfare lords and international adventurers schemed for keep watch over, Hubbard received a distinct perception into the intelligence operations and spy-craft within the region—a wisdom that informs tales like secret agent Killer.

 “Vividly written, super-fast-paced.” —Ellery Queen

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Yes,” acknowledged Kurt. “Quite okay. ” however the small yellow-faced guy didn't leave. He entered and patted the bedspread delicate and changed the pillow. “Anything i would inform the gentleman? ” he acknowledged. “No,” responded Kurt. “Pardoning your honor, yet this one is an effective advisor. He is familiar with all issues. ” Kurt studied the fellow for a second after which acknowledged, “You can inform me whatever, should you promise to put out of your mind the query instantly. the place am i able to locate this one often called Takeki? ” the opposite shook his head. “I don't know.

The place am i able to locate this one often called Takeki? ” the opposite shook his head. “I don't know. ” He went out. Kurt stretched himself at the mattress and inspiration for a very long time. He questioned how he used to be going to discover this jap undercover agent within the first position. maybe the undercover agent may come to determine him. That was once a plan. If Kurt allow or not it's recognized that he had a few very important information regarding South China, the undercover agent could current himself. Distasteful because the task used to be, it needed to be performed. He puzzled for a very long time why Varinka used to be right here, and the way he may perhaps locate her back.

It got here to him as a surprise that the courtyard used to be abandoned. He walked directly towards the hut, looking ahead to a problem which refused to come back. He stopped irresolutely ahead of the door, staring approximately him. anything had occurred right here. whatever used to be improper. He kicked within the panel and stepped into the room. the fireside had burned right down to a pulsating pink pile of coals. The shadows of the room have been deep. The lamp was once nonetheless overturned, spilling bean oil around the Oriental black and tan carpet. The sound of a sob got here to Kurt.

Reid, no longer Mr. Carsten. ” “You informed me that I have been made for silk and spice, that I belonged in luxurious and that your course led via hassle, that you just sought after your girl to be as daring as your self. foolish options, weren’t they? yet then, it might probably were the track. ” “Or your eyes,” acknowledged Kurt. “You’re extra attractive than ever. I’ve considered you—” “You by no means gave me one other proposal. Don’t lie for the sake of gallantry. How good-looking you're and the way rugged. then you definitely have been wearing a tuxedo. I by no means suspected—” “And now I’m a hunted killer,” acknowledged Kurt with a twinge of bitterness, shedding her palms and stepping again as if his presence defiled her.

Pardon this, Captain. yet a small facet play. She is gorgeous, don’t you think that? ” He spoke in jap, out of courtesy. “Kirei na,” stated Kurt. “She is gorgeous indeed—if you love white girls. yet this isn't the time to talk of girls. ” He felt a chilly sweat beginning out opposed to his fingers. Anne Carsten regarded dazedly at him and not using a hint of popularity. After that first look he had now not dared to examine Anne. “You have the cash? ” acknowledged Lin Wang. “Where is the taisho? ” “He is watching for you. He used to be afraid to strategy you direct.

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