The Spy Who Read Latin: And Other Stories: A Jeffery Rand Collection

The Spy Who Read Latin: And Other Stories: A Jeffery Rand Collection

Edward D. Hoch

Language: English

Pages: 93

ISBN: B00GH2G7UC

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Spy Who Read Latin: And Other Stories: A Jeffery Rand Collection

Edward D. Hoch

Language: English

Pages: 93

ISBN: B00GH2G7UC

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In the thick of the Cold War, a British spy will do anything to keep the peace
Father Howard steps off the plane in Albania, relieved to be out of China at last, but knowing that until he reaches Paris, he is not safe from the Communists. As he makes his way across the tarmac, two bullets strike him in the back of the head. The missionary is no more. The incident prompts an unprecedented meeting between C. Jeffery Rand, fixer for the British secret service, and his counterpart inside Soviet Russia. Seeking an ally to fight a common enemy, Russia enlists Rand’s help in its clash against the Chinese. Rand will do all he can to avenge the murdered priest—but how much can he trust the Soviet agent?
In these stories, Rand lives with the daily threat of betrayal. He knows two things are true: There is no honor among spies, and the safest agent is the one who trusts no one.

The Lincoln Deception

The Wycherly Woman

Evidence of Things Seen (Henry Gamadge Mysteries, Book 6)

Badge of Evil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

throw the assassin off the track temporarily.” He opened the door. “Shall we go up now?” Shoju Etan was a short balding Japanese of indeterminate age, with twinkling eyes that seemed always friendly. Rand had met him in London some years earlier, when he was once honored by a journalism group. “Shoju! I’m so glad to see you alive!” Rand hurried to shake his hand. “Ah, the Double-C man!” The slanted eyes took on their familiar twinkle. “I am indeed alive. I could hardly depart this earth

Tunic took over the story. Despite the difference in their ages and bearing, Tunic and Vronsky might have been partners in a traveling comedy act. Taz thought about this and chuckled inwardly. He wondered why he had never laughed at Tunic during all their years together in Moscow. “The manuscript material has been reduced to microdots,” Tunic said. “With your experience in the field, and especially your experience with Rand, you are the natural choice to deliver it.” “Rand would hardly believe

something like enemies, you know.” Cornelius nodded. “I agree, but the decision was not mine to make. I am simply following instructions. The feeling seems to be that you knew Taz, were even friendly with him for a time. Friendly enemies of a sort. Moscow knows all too well how you managed to anticipate his movements on more than one occasion. They hope you can do it again. Three members of the Tsar Network are still alive. We want to keep them alive.” “Maybe there’s another reason too,” Rand

make an end to this business.” He moved then, and Rand saw the glint of light reflected off the knife blade. There was no time to reach his own gun and he knew the blade would strike him down on its way to Catherine’s throat. He knew, and was frozen there seconds from death suddenly remembering a sentence he’d never finished. “…he knew the language from A to three, because in Russian the symbol for Z looks just like a 3.” “You’re not Taz!” he shouted as the knifer lunged. And behind him

Finally he reached the corner and stopped to light one of his American cigarettes, wondering vaguely if the sudden pale circle of sun meant that the rain was nearly ended. Berlin had always seemed damper than London to Rand, though he knew it was not the case. Perhaps it was only the mood of the place, with its great gray wall splitting the face of the city’s daily existence. “Mr. Rand, please?” a young boy asked at his elbow. “Follow me, sir.” Rand followed without a word as the tassel-haired

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