By James Hadley Chase
Lucille Aitkin was once the type of lady who inspired males to run round after her and such a lot males have been very happy to take action - so why did she all at once are looking to discover ways to force instead of being chauffer-driven widespread? And why was once Chester Scott's Cadillac coated with bloodstains at the mistaken aspect? And whilst, why used to be patrol officer O'Brien run over on a abandoned seashore highway whilst he must have been on accountability at the street? it sounds as if an individual is aware how those occasions are hooked up, and whoever it's turns out rationale on blackmail.
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She sat staring at me for a long moment, then she gently patted my hand. ' 'I wouldn't say that,' I said, and my voice was husky. 'If you want the car you can have it. Now let's have another try at driving. ' 'Yes,' she said and turned on the ignition. We drove along the road, and this time she was really pretty good, and even when two fast-moving cars snarled past her, she managed to keep the Cadillac on a straight course. 'I've got the hang of it now,' she said. 'I feel it,' and she increased speed.
I loved that. I could have gone on at that speed forever. ' I hesitated for a brief moment. At the back of my mind, I knew this could be dangerous. 'Now look,' I said. 'I don't want to get you into trouble. ' She put her cool fingers on my wrist. ' Feeling her flesh on my flesh made me light-headed and utterly reckless. 'I'll be here at eight tomorrow night,' I said. ' She opened the door and got out. 'You don't know how much I've enjoyed this. I get so bored, but this has been the nicest and most exciting evening I've ever spent.
This was some two years ago. At the time I remember I was sitting at my desk wrestling with a scheme to promote a new kind of dish-washer that couldn't even shift the gravy stains off a plate when I had a call from Roger Aitken's secretary. She said Aitken wanted to talk to me on a personal matter and would I come over around six o'clock? I knew Aitken, of course, by reputation. I knew he ran the agency for a board of rich business men and had made a wonderful thing out of it. Naturally enough I wondered if he were going to offer me a job.