By Dennis Wheatley
Spain, 1906. The Duke de Richleau has now not but succeeded his father, and remains to be the count number de Quesnoy. Anarchism permeates each nation in Europe, and never an evening passes with out teams of enthusiasts assembly in cellars to devise makes an attempt with knives, pistols or bombs opposed to the representatives of legislations and order.
A bomb outrage supplies de Quesnoy abundant reason to promise vengeance at the assassins. His try and penetrate anarchist circles in Barcelona approximately charges him his existence. In San Sebastian, Granada and Cadiz he hunts and is hunted by means of them in a ruthless vendetta.
A wealthy novel jam-packed with real background, refined intrigue, surprising violence, terrorism, blackmail and suspense, along the bitter-sweet romance among gallant younger de Quesnoy and the attractive Condesa Gulia.
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With their unfastened fingers they strove to strike or snatch each other. The blood from the Spaniard’s chin mingled with that from de Quesnoy’s nostril. creating a feint, the count number thrust his hand below Sanchez’ safeguard, seized him through the left ear and pulled upon it. The anarchist gave one other yelp of soreness. to avoid his ear from being torn off he was once pressured to roll sideways. The count number gave a heave, threw him over and subsequent second used to be on best of him. yet just for a second. With all his energy Sanchez mentioned his correct knee. it will were the end of de Quesnoy had he no longer jerked his thighs jointly and brought the brunt of the blow upon them. while it was once, he in flip gave a pointy cry through a groan, and the rise unseated him. but their arms and hands have been nonetheless interlocked. at the same time either gave a violent twist within the similar course. They slid away from bed and landed with a crash at the ground. Sanchez was once beneath. The again of his head struck the forums first, with a difficult resounding thud. His physique went limp. With a surge of aid the count number realised that he had him at his mercy. It used to be at that second, within the surprising silence succeeding the noise in their fight, that he heard a dragging sound within the subsequent room. Panting and nonetheless trembling from his labor, he staggered to his ft. He had left the speaking door to the opposite room in part open, however it used to be darkish in there. Grabbing the door deal with, he pulled the door huge. Now there has been adequate gentle for him to work out within. by some means Inez had controlled to gnaw during the tape he had positioned around her neck and tied to the pinnacle of the mattress. He may well see approximately 8 inches of its finish nonetheless tied to the rail. and he or she used to be now not at the mattress. Her wrists and ankles have been nonetheless tied yet she was once dragging herself alongside the ground in the direction of the door that gave directly to the hall. Taking within the scenario at a look, de Quesnoy guessed that she should have been unsleeping and dealing to regain her freedom for it slow. figuring out that Sanchez will be returning quickly after 11 she had most likely been mendacity there, no longer bold to maneuver until he got here at the scene, yet able to act the instant he did. As she had controlled to gnaw in the course of the tape it appeared convinced that she had first succeeded in operating the gag out of her mouth. At any second she may scream for aid. De Quesnoy moved to dive in the course of the doorway. His palms have been outstretched to grab her, yet his fingers clutched empty air. a powerful arm were thrown around his neck. It dragged him again. Sanchez had both purely feigned being shocked, or his thick cranium had stored him from being knocked out for various seconds. He had come quickly and silently to his ft in the back of his enemy, and all of sudden received the virtue over him. For a number of moments de Quesnoy strove in useless to damage Sanchez’ grip. Gasping for breath he felt himself being pulled over backwards by means of his extra robust antagonist. In desperation he lifted his correct foot and kicked out at the back of him with all his may perhaps. He heel stuck Sanchez at the shin bone.