By Brett Halliday
Mike Shayne battles a gang of jewel thieves for a helpful ruby bracelet
Mike Shayne is simply passing during the jeweler's while Mark Dustin comes for the rubies. a tremendous shot gambler with pricey flavor, Dustin is seeking an anniversary reward for his spouse, and he calls for the easiest. For $200,000, he buys the shop's maximum treasure: a bracelet of ideal rubies, finer than any within the state. the 1st time his spouse places it on her wrist, even though, a gang of thieves rams into their motor vehicle and snatches the bracelet.
The in simple terms one that knew concerning the buy, the single guy who may have equipped the theft, was once Mike Shayne. The Miami police were trying to find an excuse to penal complex Shayne for years, and now they'll have their chance—all for the sake of six little stones, as crimson as a woman's blood.
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I had under four pounds left in the world and too much pride. " A small smile lifted the comers of her mouth. " "Don't pretend to be surprised. You know he is. " "Oh sure. But you are the two things he longs to be and isn't, a top class pilot and an attractive man. He needs you badly for the business, but he doesn't have to like it. " "You see a lot from your tower," I said smiling. "Sure. And I'm very fond of my uncle. " She said it with intense feeling. I wondered whether 'anything' meant sleeping with the pilots, or whether that came under the heading of pleasure, not profit.
Actually makes her better. So do doses of radiation on her arms and legs, and other bones and organs. She's had several relapses and several good long spells of being well. ", "What about… Nancy? " He looked at me across the room, his eyes in shadow. "There's that too. They say the chances are infinitesimal. They say there are only eighteen known cases of leukaemia occurring twice in the same family unit. You can't catch it, and you can't inherit it. A girl with leukaemia can have a baby, and the baby won't have leukaemia.
A silence lengthened. I brought my thoughts back from four years ago and my gaze from the empty airfield. "Thank you," I said. He smiled very slightly. , or your job. It didn't make sense to me that you hadn't. , but I was the Captain. It inevitably came back to me. " "He was frightened," I sighed. " He let half a minute slip by without comment. " I admired his delicate approach. " I suggested. His mouth twitched. " A pause. "You are of course not obliged … ' "No," I said. "Still… ' Something for something.