By Lawrence Block
Lawrence Block is best-known for his well known secret sequence that includes bookseller/burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr and ex-alcoholic detective Matthew Scudder. yet within the overdue Nineteen Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies, he created a globe-trotting adventurer with a hugely constructed style for unique locales--Evan Michael Tanner. Tanner's been on a longer holiday and, finally, Block has introduced him again. Ever because his New Jersery project went awry in 1972, Tanner has--believe or not--been caught in deep freeze. He has been thawed out even though, and is able to atone for misplaced time. No does he make himself on hand whilst he's recruited for one more covert task destabilizing the govt. of Burma, the sufferer of a insurgent move. unique atmosphere, drug trafficking, an exiled Russian attractiveness, and a mysterious useless guy create an edgy and exciting puzzle for Tanner to piece jointly. In a singular either zany and suspenseful, fanatics will eventually study the place Tanner's been these types of years--and the place he is going subsequent.
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He named some other outfits of which I'm proud to be a member, including one or two I couldn't recall having mentioned to him. That might have made me suspicious, but who would be suspicious of a Danish Swede (or a Swedish Dane) in the basement of a suburban house in Union City, New Jersey? " I'd had enough for that hour of the day, but it would have been impolite to refuse. Harald, a blond giant with guileless blue eyes, lumbered into the other room and came back with two glasses of a liquid a little darker than amber.
And I might not be in the basement after all, because I seemed to be lying on a bed, and I didn't recall seeing any beds in his basement. I'd evidently passed out, I thought, and maybe Harald had carried me upstairs to a bedroom. The brandy, I thought - and at once it occurred to me (as it will long since have occurred to you) that there was something in that brandy more to be reckoned with than mere ethyl alcohol. For God's sake, he'd slipped me a mickey! I'd been drugged! "Coming out of it," someone was saying.
You are truly committed," he said. " "And you believe you can get assistance from these other groups? The Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization? The League for the Restoration of Cilician Armenia? " He named some other outfits of which I'm proud to be a member, including one or two I couldn't recall having mentioned to him. That might have made me suspicious, but who would be suspicious of a Danish Swede (or a Swedish Dane) in the basement of a suburban house in Union City, New Jersey?
Tanner on Ice by Lawrence Block