By Jack Higgins
A former POW hunts for the reality at the back of an internet of homicide, betrayal, and treason
In the midst of the Korean battle, Martin Shane and 5 others have been captured as POWs and laid low with the harsh Colonel Li. considered one of them published army secrets and techniques in go back for freedom, yet sooner than Shane may possibly discover his identification, a violent explosion wiped his reminiscence and restricted him to the sterile halls of a psychological establishment. whilst he by surprise regains his reminiscence six years later, Shane has just one objective: discover who betrayed them to Colonel Li.
Shane seeks out the 5 males he fought beside all these years in the past that allows you to reveal a stunning fact in the back of the fateful day that modified all in their lives forever.
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Beide Hände waren nun auf der Bettdecke. Jene, die vorher nicht zu sehen war, war geschwollen, gelb und voller Einstichnarben. Cindy ging rasch zu ihr hinüber und hob sie aus dem Bett. « In ihrer Stimme schwang nun ein ganz anderer Ton. Sie küßte Cassie auf die Wange. Cassie schaute zu ihr auf und legte den Kopf an ihre Brust, dann gähnte sie noch einmal und schaute sich um, bis ihr Blick auf 44 die Häschen auf ihrem Nachttisch fiel. Sie zeigte mit dem Finger darauf und jammerte verlangend. Cindy nahm eins von den Stofftieren, ein rosafarbenes.
Ich bemerkte, daß ich immer noch den Stoffhasen in der Hand hielt. Ich streichelte ihm noch einmal den Bauch und stellte ihn auf die Fensterbank zurück. Cindy schaute mir dabei zu und spielte mit ihrem Zopf. »Tut mir leid, daß ich so aufbrausend war, aber was Sie eben gesagt haben — daß Dr. Eves nur tut, was ihr Job von ihr verlangt —, hat mich daran erinnert, wie sehr ich in mei nem Job, als Mutter, versage. « »Was Sie im Moment durchmachen, hat wenig mit normalen Mutterpflichten zu tun«, versuchte ich sie zu trösten, worauf sie mit einem flüchtigen, traurigen Lächeln reagierte.
Wenn Vicki ihre Befugnisse überschreitet, dann wissen wir überhaupt nicht mehr, wo wir stehen. Soll ich sie versetzen lassen? « »Nein, meinetwegen nicht. « Stephanie nahm noch einmal die Akte zur Hand. « »Zeig doch mal her«, bat ich sie. Sie reichte mir die Akte, die Notizen in ihrer gewohnten sauberen Handschrift enthielt. Darunter fand ich eine Stamm baumskizze der Jones', die ich eingehend betrachtete. « Stephanie schüttelte den Kopf. »Cindy verlor früh ihre El tern. Chips Mutter starb, als er noch ein Teenager war.
Comes the Dark Stranger (The Martin Shane Novels) by Jack Higgins