By Jack Higgins
Freelance flyer Jack Nelson makes a dwelling peddling his skills to the top bidder...and now he has an opportunity to tug off the heist of a life-time. There are hundreds of thousands in sunken treasure for the taking in a go-for-broke caper tailored for Nelson—and all he has to do to assemble the loot is pass though it.
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Seven grains of heroin and 6 of cocaine final I heard. ’ She nodded. ‘And one 12th of a grain of heroin is the conventional dose to alleviate soreness. ’ ‘Exactly’ A second later, Turk opened his eyes and smiled, all pressure for the instant having left that ravaged face. ‘Now then, General,’ he stated. ‘Just precisely what was once it you sought after? ’ yet by way of then I’d had adequate. I acknowledged, ‘Let her let you know. I’ll be again in an hour,’ and that i plunged wildly throughout the saloon and went up the companionway. I’ve continually loved graveyards so I went for a stroll in a single of the oldest in Europe, the Puig dels Molins because the Ibizans name it. Hill of the generators. It’s really a part of town, the hillside dotted with olive bushes and caper shrubs with prickly pear bushes additionally including color to the panorama. There are larger than thousand graves at the hill in most cases courting from Phoenician occasions and the full quarter is honeycombed with tombs, many hooked up by means of underground galleries. It applicable my temper and that i sat at the fringe of a stone tomb, smoked a cigarette and appeared out over the harbour. The spectacle of Turk had bodily sickened me which was once unusual simply because I’d visible all of it ahead of. pondering it now, i believe it used to be easily a few mental turning aspect. something used to be definite. i needed out. i needed to damage correct out of the slim circumference of my lifestyles into whatever varied. whatever very various and that, because the announcing went, might take cash. there has been just one path open to me, loads was once seen and contemplating the implication, i used to be stunned at simply how pleased I felt as I walked down the hill in the direction of the harbour. whilst I went down the companionway to the saloon i discovered Turk sitting on the desk, a chart unfold in entrance of him, a tumbler of brandy in a single hand. there has been no signal of Sister Claire. ‘Where is she? ’ I demanded. ‘Gone again to her resort. ’ He regarded up at me. ‘She’s mad, you recognize that, don’t you? Stark, staring, bloody mad. ’ ‘That’s what I informed her. ’ ‘On the opposite hand, it's a good deal of cash’ He straightened the chart with one hand. ‘This is a British Admiralty chart of the coastal methods. now not so exact at the inside. I used to run cigarettes out of this little fishing port close to Cape Djinet final yr. i do know the world fairly good. ’ ‘Are you going? ’ ‘Are you? ’ he demanded. ‘It would want . The daft complain insists on going herself, yet she evidently won’t be a lot support. ’ We sat there in silence taking a look at one another. A fly droned. I helped myself to a tumbler of brandy. ‘What did she give you? ’ ‘My expenditures and 10000 funds after we come again. ’ I acknowledged, ‘And she particularly expects you to do that form of paintings for wages? ’ ‘That’s correct. ’ ‘My God, i ponder what she’d provide me. ’ ‘We’ve already mentioned that - 10000. ’ ‘And the Otter? What did she say approximately that? ’ ‘Not a specific thing - it’s water below the bridge. She’s essentially the most single-minded lady I ever did see. All she’s drawn to is that sanatorium of hers. ’ It was once so ludicrous as to be laughable. I stated, ‘You can’t be severe.