By Patricia Highsmith
Ramón, a religious Catholic, fixes furnishings in Mexico urban, now not faraway from the place he used to be born into poverty. Theodore, a wealthy German expatriate and painter, believes in not anything in any respect. You’d imagine the 2 had not anything in universal. other than, after all, that either had slept with Lelia. shape an not going friendship, till Lelia is located brutally murdered. either are suspects and every suspects the other.
Twisting in a limbo of hysteria and doubt, Ramón and Theodore grab on a 3rd guy, a thief noticeable at Lelia’s condo, and their hunt takes them from Mexico urban to sun-drenched Acapulco, and to a small colonial mountain city. an exhilarating, psychologically advanced novel, wealthy with atmosphere, A online game for the dwelling is Highsmith at her most sensible.
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Then I’m going into business. ” “Like the navy, sir. ” “It’s not so much the boats, Captain. It’s the people. ” 44 R. ” Lake smiled and hesitated. Speaking his mind to his captain obviously made him uncomfortable. “Go ahead and give it to me straight, Scott,” Edwards said in a friendly tone, and then added. “You’ll be a civilian in a few hours anyway. ” Lake sighed and took the binoculars away from his face. “I don’t like the idea of a system that is made to serve itself, sir. I’ve been on board now for a little over three years, and things have never changed.
There is something else, Captain,” Miller said. ” “Last night, I gave permission to the engineering ofﬁcer of the watch to cross connect the seawater cooling systems for maintenance on one of the heat exchangers. ” “A couple hours after I gave authorization I ﬁnd out that one of the mechanics performing the maintenance operated a valve out of sequence, knocking out the whole auxiliary seawater system. It was only a temporary loss, very brief. ” Edwards knew the answer before he had asked. Ensign Yi had been having trouble of late.
A department head had to want it. He had to be willing to make sacriﬁces. And, he had to be lucky. Lately, the engineer’s luck had been running thin, and Edwards was growing concerned about him. The engineering department had failed a surprise inspection by the Department of Naval Reactors when Providence stopped in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, just before starting the journey home. The failure was a potential blow to the engineer’s career, and he hadn’t taken it very well. The man was naturally high-strung, 28 R.
A Game for the Living by Patricia Highsmith