By Elmore Leonard
Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell had had just one affair in his twenty-two years of chuffed matrimony. regrettably an individual stuck his indiscretion on movie and now desires Harry to fork over 100 grand to maintain his infidelity a mystery. And if Harry doesn't pay up, the blackmailer and his affiliates plan to press much more durable -- as much as and together with murder, if priceless. however the psychos picked the inaccurate pigeon for his or her murderous rip-off. simply because Harry Mitchell doesn'tget mad...he will get even.
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Damon took their places in the first of the Air Scouts, to give it the preliminary test in actual flying. Would Tom's hopes be justified or would he be disappointed? CHAPTER XII. THE CRY FOR HELP "All ready, Mr. " asked Tom, as he looked to see that all the levers, wheels, valves, and other controls were in working order on his Air Scout. "As ready as I ever shall be, Tom," was the answer. " laughed Tom. " "I suppose so. " "It will be in a little while," returned Tom, as he settled himself comfortably in his seat and pulled the safety strap tight.
Commented Ned. " And this was evidenced by the bent and twisted rods that had held the motor to the testing block, and by the cylinders, some of which were torn apart as though made of paper instead of heavy steel. But for the fact that all the force of the explosion was directly upward, instead of at the sides, none might have been left alive in the shop. All had escaped most fortunately, and they realized this. " "End it! " "Why, of course! Just because I've had one failure doesn't mean that I'm going to give up.
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52 Pickup by Elmore Leonard