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The Vulture is a Patient Bird

The Vulture is a Patient Bird [Kindle Edition]

James Hadley Chase
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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'Master of the art of deception' New Statesman

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A brilliant but sadistic safe-breaker; a beautiful seductress; an expert young hunter and an ace pilot with a shady past - this is the team that undercover operator Armo Shalik assembles to steal the priceless Borgia ring from millionaire Max Kahlenberg's closely guarded fortress in the remote and deadly African bush.

But when Kahlenberg finds out they are coming, the gang's expedition turns into a strictly one-way safari - to slaughter . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 324 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The Murder Room (14 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CXU7K30
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #120,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 3 Nov 2013
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Excellent read with a good plot. An adventure story with suspense, intrigue and thrills. I enjoyed the old school way of writing. Surprised that this book has not been made into a film. Looking forward to reading more books by James Hadley Chase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading 26 April 2014
By mohan
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Most of JHC's books are worth reading. This is one of them. It is amazing how he thinks of so many unexpected twists and turns to the plot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting Game of Tag in the African Jungle 5 Oct 2012
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Mr. Chase was a true master of the mystery genre. I have read about half of his books, and The Vulture Is a Patient Bird is my favorite among them. (The World in My Pocket is a close second.) There is no real crime in the story, so it is a little different from this author's other books.

A millionaire Max Kahlenberg, who lives a secluded life in the Dragon Mountains in South Africa, is in possession of the priceless and infamous Cesare Borgia's poison ring that he has stolen from another art collector. The previous owner wants the ring back; therefore, four very different people are hired to retrieve it. An ex-model, a helicopter pilot, an African tour guide, and a safe/security specialist fly to Africa and set off on their task of entering Max's well-guarded mansion and stealing the ring. It proves to be fairly easy for them to do so, but returning home with the ring is a totally different matter, for Max turns out to be adventurous, game-loving, and mad.

Most of the story is set in South Africa, and the descriptions of the unassailable mountains and the impenetrable jungle with its different animals, smells, and sounds, as well as those of Max's opulent estate and formidable Zulu warriors whom he uses as his guards, are vivid and colorful, yet brief. The characters are flawed, but they are real; the little twist with the ring is unexpected, and the ending is satisfying.

If you are looking for a fast, easy, and action-packed read, look no further. I really enjoyed the book, and I hope you will, too.
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting ! 24 May 2014
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This is one of the vintage Chase classics. Although the background and topography are thin from modern standards, the plot is rich in human interaction and subtle twists. Chase keeps it gripping.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the borgeo ceaser's ring 13 Dec 2003
By Michael Churchill Dibulo - Published on
its about the Borgie ceaser's rings. the ring is a poinous ring to the ignorant of every one, and its worth quite a mouthwatering sum of dollar, and a rich man wants it at his private meuseon at all cost. the journey to get the ring will involve eddy, the pilot, a beautiful damsel and a zulu who knows south africa route by. they got the ring but only eddy was alive to deliver the ring the rest died of the poison, what happens to eddy becomes suspense and drama.
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