By Alistair MacLean
Reissue of the vintage story of suspense set in Provence, the place an English vacationer investigates a chain of mysterious deaths, from the acclaimed grasp of motion and suspense.
From in all places Europe, even from at the back of the Iron Curtain, gypsies make an annual pilgrimage to the holy shrine in their purchaser saint within the Provence sector of southern France. yet whatever is various approximately this year's accumulating, with many suspicious deaths.
Cecile Dubois and Neil Bowman choose to examine. Eavesdropping, Bowman discovers guy named Gaiuse Strome is financing the gypsies, and his suspicions at the genuine id of Strome heart on a hugely filthy rich aristocrat, individual folklorist and gastronome, Le Grand Duc Charles de Croytor, whose female friend Lila Delafont is a chum of Cecile.
As they persist with the caravan, Bowman and Cecile locate that their lives at risk again and again for you to discover the key the gypsies are so decided to conceal, and ahead of lengthy are working for his or her lives.
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The 5 horsemen at the back of had now followed a deep crescent form, the outriders no longer even more than ten yards in the back of him. He seemed forward back, observed the greensward no more than twenty yards away, then the concept happened that Czerda was once now inside of actual taking pictures variety and Bowman was once sure that after the 5 males again to the caravans he wouldn't be returning with them. back he seemed backwards and used to be astonished to work out all 5 males reining of their horses and reining them in strongly at that. He knew anything was once incorrect, extraordinarily improper, yet prior to he may possibly even begin to give it some thought his personal horse stopped unexpectedly and in an unbelievably brief distance, forelegs splayed and sliding on its haunches, on the very fringe of the patch of greensward. the pony stopped yet Bowman didn't. nonetheless taking a look over his shoulder, he were taken completely unprepared. He left the saddle, sailed helplessly over the horse’s head and landed at the stretch of eco-friendly grass. He must have been knocked out, on the worst damaged his neck, on the top landed seriously and bruised badly, yet none of these issues occurred since it was once instantly obvious that the greensward was once no longer what it looked to be. He didn't fall seriously or leap or roll: as an alternative he landed with a soggy squelching splash on a gentle, cushioning and impact-absorbing fabric. Into this he slowly began to sink. The 5 horsemen walked their horses ahead, stopped, leaned on their pommels and gazed impassively downwards. Bowman had assumed a vertical place now, even supposing leaning a bit ahead. Already, he was once hip-deep within the lethal quicksand with the protection of establishment land not more than 4 toes away. Desperately he flailed his hands in an endeavour to arrive it yet made no development whatever. The watchers remained immobile on their horses: the impassiveness in their faces used to be scary in its recommendation of overall implacability. Bowman sank to the waist. He attempted a steady swimming movement for he learned that frantic suffering was once basically having the other impact to what was once meant. It slowed up the sinking yet didn't cease it: the sucking influence of the quicksand was once terrifying in its remorselessness. He checked out the 5 males. the full impassivity had disappeared. Czerda used to be smiling the happy smile he reserved for events like this, Searl was once slowly, obscenely licking his lips. All eyes have been mounted on Bowman’s face, but when he had any suggestions of shouting for support or begging for mercy no signal of it confirmed in his expressionless face. Nor have been there any options of it in his brain. worry he had recognized at the battlements of Les Baux and within the bullring at Mas de Lavignolle, yet right here, now, there has been no worry. at the different events there were an opportunity, despite the fact that narrow, of survival, established upon his personal resourcefulness, his coordination of hand and eye: yet the following all his infrequently received wisdom and event and talent, his unparalleled reflexes and actual attributes have been dead: from a quicksand there might be no get away.