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Ex-army musketry trainer, Jay Benson and his wife Lucy's dream of running a shooting school turns sour as the school heads towards certain closure. They need money - quickly, and a lot of it. At the eleventh hour Augusto Savanto, head of a vast corporation in Venezuela, walks into their lives with a proposition they can scarcely refuse - he will pay them $50,000 to turn his son into an expert marksman, in nine days. Desperate for money they accept the challenge but find themselves in a deadly game of ruthless vendettas and vengeful murder.
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James Hadley Chase has been hailed as 'the thriller maestro of the generation', 'the king of all thriller writers' and a 'master of the art of his deception'. During his life, he wrote some eighty titles, each one thrilling and delighting his readers with their fast-moving tales of murder, intrigue, blackmail and espionage. Hadley Chase was born René Brabazon Raymond and he also wrote under the names of James L Dochery, Ambrose Grant and Raymond Marshall. He was born René Brabazon Raymond in London in 1906. Whilst working as a bookseller he was inspired by American crime-writers and went on to write his own thrillers and gangster stories, also set in the United States. Success came with No Orchids for Miss Blandish which was published in 1939 and was one of the most successful books of the thirties, selling several million copies. George Orwell described it as 'a brilliant piece of writing with hardly a wasted word or a jarring note anywhere'. It was subsequently dramatised and performed on London's West End, and also made into a film. Chase went on to gain popularity for his numerous other gangster stories, and by the end of the war he was one of Britain's most successful thriller writers. During his career he travelled widely and produced some ninety books, also writing under the names of James L Dochery, Ambrose Grant and Raymond Marshall, although ironically he only visited the USA late in life, relying previously upon knowledge gleaned from dictionaries of slang and encyclopedias for the novels set there. His interests included photography (he was up to professional standard), reading and listening to classical music, being a particularly enthusiastic opera lover.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002937907
Book Description Hale, London, 1970. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good -. First Edition. DJ shows mild wear to edges and corners. Light scuffing to DJ covers. Pen marking to front free end paper. Pages of text are clean, bright and free of markings. Binding is tight and secure. ***We ship daily. Our books are carefully described and packaged in boxes (not envelopes). A gift card and personalized message can be included upon request.***. Seller Inventory # 605870
Book Description Robert Hale, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. jacket is shelf rubbed,light marked and lightly edgeworn.sticker,mild foxing.well bound.[J.K]. Seller Inventory # bxoa
Book Description Robert Hale, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. the boards are bit worn and shelf rubbed. a bit marked. minor scarring on the front boards. internally clean and tightly bound. [P.O.]. Seller Inventory # oarv
Book Description Robert Hale, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The black cloth cover is in very good condition. There are a few storage scratches and rub-marks on the front and back covers. The top and bottom of the spine have slight pull and shelving wear. The left hand edge of the spine has two very small cloth tears. Inside the pages are in very good condition. Page 9 has a small usage mark. The top edge of the page trim has storage dust stainage which does not blur further into the pages. Seller Inventory # afrg
Book Description Robert Hale Ltd, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Small edge tears on jacket and marked.Internally clean.Well bound.[R.K]. Seller Inventory # bmdn
Book Description Hale, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The jacket is rubbed and marked.Old tape residue marks.Tightly bound.Very good copy.[R.K]. Seller Inventory # wf25