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by Leslie Charteris

  • ISBN: 0441749054
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Leslie Charteris
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ace Books (January 1, 1980)
  • FB2 size: 1722 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Fiction publishing company, new york.

Fiction publishing company, new york. Published by arrangement. with Doubleday & Company, Inc. Printed in . Some of the more dated notions which motivated the first two books, the themes of mercenary war-makers putting strings behind the international scene, to activate the puppet but ambitious rulers of minor countries such as Prince Rudolfs, play an almost casual part in this story, and do not need elaborate explanation here. This book can stand, better than the first two, purely on its merits as an adventure and a chase.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Always loved Leslie Charteris' writing. I virtually are up on The Saint novels.

Leslie Charteris (born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, 12 May 1907 – 15 April 1993), was a British-Chinese author of adventure fiction, as well as a screenwriter

Leslie Charteris (born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, 12 May 1907 – 15 April 1993), was a British-Chinese author of adventure fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of the charming antihero Simon Templar, alias "The Saint. Charteris was born in Singapore to a Chinese father, Dr S. C. Yin (Yin Suat Chwan, 1877–1958), and Lydia Florence Bowyer, who was English

In it, the Saint concludes his personal feud with Prince Rudolf, his most interesting opponent in the first two rounds. This book can stand, better than the first two, purely on its merits as an adventure and a chase

Fiction publishing company, new york. In it, the Saint concludes his personal feud with Prince Rudolf, his most interesting opponent in the first two rounds. His other arch enemy, Rayt Marius, does not appear in this one, and actually is only heard of again, posthumously, in The Saint in London. Needless to say, however, because of its period, it contains anomalies which may have to be pointed out to some readers who have met the Saint only in his latest environments.

He paused there for a moment with his eyes and ears alert, sifting the shadows for the tell-tale movement which he knew he would find somewhere. The bouncing of the gun artist had done him good-more good even than the initial encounter with the thugs who had been heaved in error into the river.

Charteris,Leslie - The Saint's Getaway. Fiction publishing company, new york. Published by arrangement with Doubleday & Company, Inc.

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The Saint is on holiday in Austria with Patricia and his friend Monty, fully intending to give up crime and lead a respectable life. Books related to The Saint's Getaway. All his good intentions come to nothing, though, when he sees a man being attacked by thugs and feels obliged to intervene. The stranger seems remarkably ungrateful, and soon they learn why: he is a thief, with a prize that men will kill for. Before the day is out, the Saint and his friends find themselves in a race against time, Prince Rudolf and the police to retain ownership of the priceless jewels.

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This is probably the best of the full-length Saint stories. We are dropped into the 1930's New York underworld of Tamanay Hall, corrupt politicians Honest Bob Orcread and Sammy Yeald, crooked Judge Nather, and the mysterious femme fatale Faye, mouthpiece for the shadowy Big Fellow. Our hero Simon Templar (aka "the Saint") is up against New York's worst for a million dollars, employed in a private vendetta to clean up the city. Along the way we meet the hardened gangster who weeps as he passes death sentences, an excitable taxi driver who ends up as a getaway driver for the Saint, the bartender Antonio with eyes as gentle as a deer, the Rotarian who sees Life at the gambling tables of the ungodly, the Greek villain with eyes "nestled affectionately close to one another" : brilliant! Our tale begins with a bang, and the bangs keep coming at a fine pace: and climaxes with an unexpected ending that sees everyone dealt to appropriately, all ends tied up: this is not sophisticated stuff, but it's well delivered. I love it! :
This one of the earlier Saint adventures, one that had originally appeared as two separate magazine stories were then combined by Charteris into this adventure. Years later this adventure was further adapted into a movie version as well.

Simon and Patricia have left England to tour the continent, more to allow the British police to calm down from Simon's recent activities than to pursue any further adventures. Still Simon, being Simon, could not possibly let an opportunity pass by so when a former adversary appeared in the neighborhood, as well as crown jewels worth a fortune Simon was determined to separate the two. Aiding Simon and Patricia in this adventure was an old friend, Monty who was quite new to this adventuring life. The question was though would Monty really live to tell the tale?

As is the norm with these stories there is never really any question as to whether or not Simon will be successful and of course he will survive without suffering any permanent harm. There will be one improbable coincidence after another, coupled with amazing strokes of luck which will allow our hero to always escape with mere seconds to spare. It is up to the reader to suspend all doubts and simply enjoy the story. Additionally the reader must keep in mind that these early stories were written more than 80 years ago, the high speed car chases involved speeds we all travel every day, the police could be easily eluded and rarely communicated with their counterparts even a few miles away.

So pull up an easy chair, open this novel and join Simon and Patricia as they tear through Europe on this madcap adventure.
Anyone expecting to read adventures similar to those Roger Moore had in the 1960's TV series will be in for a surprise. Instead of a loner jet setting about the world in the Swinging Sixties this novel was originally published in 1930. There were no sleek jet planes nor speedy little sports cars, instead this was a time of open cockpit air planes, and cars that required amazing displays of skill and daring to push beyond 50 mph. And far from being a loner this Saint is the leader of a band of fellow saints, all bent on administering their own brand of justice. This Simon Templar is not the love 'em and leave 'em playboy depicted by Moore but is instead a one woman man who shares his adventures, if not his home, with Patricia Holm, an equal member of his band.

Fans of the series will enjoy reading about the beginnings of this iconic hero, even if some of the facts we have come to accept are challenged. The story told here is exciting, although tinged with more sadness than is the norm in the later ones.
I started reading the Saint during one of its many reprints and read most of the stories I was reluctant to reread them because so many early favorites haven't held up well on reread. This one does, as long as you understand that inflation has added up over the past 85 odd years and gay had a very different meaning when these stories were written
I first encountered the Saint as a teenager (I was the teenager, not Simon) and it is heartening to be reminded that even then I had good taste in pulp fiction. The Saint books are both the epitome of pulp thrillers and the acme. Swashbuckling, swaggering daredevilry, laced with more than a dash of melodrama, the right sprinkling of romance (both in the love sense and the drama sense) and a surprising level of wit and corny humour. And none of this would work were it not for the writer's sheer skill and wizardry. Great stuff.
So glad to see you republish this old series from my childhood days (radio). I expected the language to be dated (and it is), but that's ok. I love reading these stories, the plotting is typical and the characters fun even if 1920-30s. I expect this will change as I read further releases. The release of this series should be followed by The Shadow. Maybe younger readers will find these old stories too milquetoast (sp?) by today's violent standards, but graphic violence and four-letter f-words don't a good story make. The ability of the author to put reader in the scene is what's important. No one was better, for example, than Rex Stout in his Nero Wolfe stories. Leslie Charteris makes me visualize also. Thanks for some new (old) reads.
This was my first opportunity to read The Saint, however I've been a fan of The Saint thru the old T.V. series and movies. I'm really looking forward to reading more of the original stories. I also enjoyed the beginning and ending history of Leslie Charteris, sort of a mini biography of the original author of The Saint. I'm very tempted to join the Saint club and may get around to doing that. I have one thing in common with Mr. Charteris, my self proclaimed laziness! I will be looking forward to reading other Saint books. I'm sure the author would be pleased to know that the Saint lives on more than 30 years after his death. A fun read for everyone!

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