By Lawrence Block
The CIA, the FBI, the KGB, Interpol—not one of many world's ultimate intelligence corporations is familiar with really what to make of Evan Michael Tanner. Is he a secret agent, a mercenary, a footloose adventurer, or just a screwball sucker for hopeless reasons?
(Actually he is a little of all the above. Plus he by no means sleeps. Ever .)
One thing's needless to say: Tanner's a real romantic, that's why he cannot refuse a distraught mom who begs him to rescue her misplaced, pure-as-driven-snow daughter. Phaedra Harrow (nee Deborah Horowitz) as soon as shared Tanner's condo yet no longer his mattress. And now the virginal beauty's been kidnapped by way of white slavers within the Afghan barren region.
discovering Phaedra can be tricky adequate. Bringing her again alive and unmolested will be most unlikely. and primary Tanner must swim the English Channel, continue to exist trigger-happy Russian terrorists . . . and perhaps pull off a well timed assassination or .
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She wanted to know about these, and I explained that I intended to go to Kabul by going to Kabul, which struck her as good sense all around. She drew up a chair and sat beside me near the fire. It wasn’t doing very well. She studied it for a few moments, then rearranged a few coals with the poker. Flames leaped almost instantly. ” “You want practice. ” “Yes. ” “We weren’t lovers at all,” I said. She looked at me oddly, and I went on to explain the particular relationship Phaedra and I had shared.
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Tanner's Virgin by Lawrence Block