The Old Spies Club: And Other Rand Intrigues

The Old Spies Club: And Other Rand Intrigues

Edward D. Hoch

Language: English

Pages: 273

ISBN: 2:00221681

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Old Spies Club: And Other Rand Intrigues

Edward D. Hoch

Language: English

Pages: 273

ISBN: 2:00221681

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Fifteen Jeffrey Rand and Leila Gaad stories appear in The Old Spies Club: And Other Rand Intrigues, by Edward D. Hoch (The Spy Who Read Latin and Other Stories). Rand, a semi-retired British espionage agent, and his wife Leila, an archaeologist, embark on various and sundry Cold War adventures in Cairo, Moscow, London, New York and elsewhere.

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said. “There’s still time to catch the end of tonight’s performance.” * * * * T he order of the multi-lingual narrations was changed nightly and they arrived to find that the French commentary was just ending. The spotlights that played on the pyramids were dimmed and the audience was filing out. A short man in a red fez was changing the lettering on the announcement board, indicating that the German commentary would be coming next. “Let’s go in,” Rand said. They took their

You’ll see it there.” Rand found the place without difficulty and booked a room for three nights. It seemed like a clean, well-run guest house with a good view of the harbor. A sign in the reception area informed him that drugs and spirits were prohibited and prostitutes and homosexuals were not allowed in the rooms. He turned on the overhead fan as he unpacked his single suitcase. Then, seeing a bug in one of the bureau drawers, he decided to leave most of his clothing in the suitcase

read too much of Sherlock Holmes, but go on.” “First, the borrowed gun. We established through the bullet comparison that Amin Shade, whatever his true name, was killed by George Ryder’s gun. He’d tried to use it on me less than twelve hours earlier, and it was back at his side this afternoon. Conclusion: either Ryder killed Shade and then himself or he loaned the weapon to someone else. Since I’d shown that he didn’t kill himself we can conclude that he loaned the weapon to someone. Obviously

fury seemed to explode then. “Damn it, Sidney, why did you have to kill Telga?” “That’s none of your business.” He dropped his umbrella and swung his fist at her. Prudence might have told Rand to flee deeper into the underbrush, but there was the woman to be considered. He burst from his hiding place and shouted, “Here I am!” Before Moullion could reach for the umbrella, Rand was on him, toppling him, tussling in the sand. They rolled over once, and Rand already knew he was no match for

break into the house. Rand went upstairs and retrieved the Italian automatic pistol he kept hidden in the linen closet. The clip was full and he slipped the weapon into his pocket. Then he went out to his car and drove back into the city to the hotel on London Road. Whatever Victor Constantine had taken, he intended to get it back. At the hotel’s front desk he showed the business card Constantine had given him. “I seem to have forgotten my room number,” he told the clerk. She checked the

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