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The Murder Game

Auhtor: Archie Oboler

Language: english

Genres:

classic
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Review by M. Erb, June 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'The Murder Game':

... Andre, private investigator, began to function normally again. The first discovery he made was that he was strapped tightly into a heavy, oaken chair ...
... Abruptly, in the midst of his thoughts, the faint light went out. A moment later he heard a door softly open behind him. Footsteps sounded, then ...
... The investigator nodded his head, and waited. Silence, heavy and brooding, was his only answer. Finally he addressed the darkness:Well, what's ...
... We see you are a man of great curiosity. You are more interested in the causes of this-shall we call it adventure-than you are in your personal ...
... Since our brains are keener than society, we take what we want and answer to no man. When this Clique was started all five of the men ...
... the representative of insurance companies interested in certain jewels we have taken, you have very shrewdly noted that certain guests have invariably ...
... one hour's time. Even if he is only wounded, when the hour is up the condemned one dies. The only way for him to win is for those three bullets ...
... him went out, Andre felt a bandage covering his eyes. His straps were loosened and again he was half-carried along. When next he stood alone, with ...
... his face suddenly grow clammy, and his knees swayed beneath him. With an effort he steadied himself his only hope, he realized, lay in keeping his ...
... two bullets instead of three. Not the faintest sound came to him the only tremor in his ears was the steady beat of his heart. Moments went by, ...
... that circuit he might meet his assailant. His groping hand found the reassuring hardness of a wall. Inch by inch he crawled on all fours along ...
... was only when he turned that arm at a certain angle that the dial was visible. As tense as a jungle-cat watching its prey, Andre kept his eyes ...
... THE DIAL glowed in the darkness again, and with a low, charging drive Andre dove to where the wearer of the watch should have been. His ...
... A steel arm twisted about him, a leg shot up with crushing force, and in two minutes he was lying unconscious. Immediately after he had flung ...
... what is in the glass. You have our word that it will not harm you. It is simply an opiate. If you are a fool, the voice went on, and refuse ...
... billfold and closed on the glass. He lifted it high as if in toast, then drank deeply. Eyes half-shut, a grim, defiant smile on his face, for a moment ...
... hand. Andre looked down at it thoughtfully, then, suddenly, as if memory of something of terrific importance had come to him, he set the glass down ...
... what would follow when his message hurtled across the ether to his men back in 'Frisco. It had been very fortunate, indeed, for him, that amateur ...
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