Volume 55 in the Agatha Christie Collection (1954) Limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide
When a number of leading scientists disappear without trace, concern grows within the intelligence services. Are they being kidnapped? Blackmailed? Brainwashed? One woman appears to hold the key to the mystery. Unfortunately, Olive Betterton now lies dying from injuries sustained in a Moroccan plane crash.
Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die…
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‘Nothing should be taken for granted.’ Spectator
‘Agatha Christie gives us one of her rare thrillers in place of a detective story – just to show that she can write the one as well as the other.’ Sunday Times
‘A first-class thriller.’ Birmingham PostBook Description:
With the break up of her marriage and the death of her daughter, Hilary Craven flees England and escapes to Casablanca - with the intention of taking her own life. However, fate intervenes in the shape of Mr Jessop who enlists Hilary's help to find out why some of the world's top scientists, physicists and chemists have disappeared without trace. Taking the place of Olive Betterton, wife of one of the missing scientists, Hilary ventures into areas of unimaginable excitement - and danger! She will need to use all her powers of ingenuity to survive.
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