This is not a Print-On-Demand or Facsimile copy but the original text published in 1981 under the Constable Crime imprint of Constable & Constable Ltd., 10 Orange Street, London,WC2H 7EG. It was also published under the names The Scottish Decision and Gently Heartbroken an dis Book 27 in the Chief Superintendent Gently series. The burning of a light aircraft in a lonely field in Scotland and the daring kidnap of French industrialist Hugo Barentin are, on the face of it, two unconnected incidents. But there is a tenuous link: the mysterious Gabrielle Orbec has suddenly checked out of her home and disappeared. Chief Superintendent Gently, shortly back from France himself, is called on again as events from the 'Hornfleur Affair' are thrown into a new, and painful, relief. Is Gabrielle still involved? And, if she is, will Gently be quick enough to beat her to the showdown and to deflect his colleague, Empton, from precipitating a bloodbath? With no time to spare Gently pits himself against the hooligans on both sides of the law, and against a woman determined to sacrifice herself to save a man who was kind to her and to salvage her conscience.
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Book Description Constable, 1981. Book Condition: Good. First UK Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP28999720