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First started reading JHC books over 40 years ago and read all of them. He, like Lee Child, is (or was) English but has perfected the dialogue of contemporary America (the US). What he is especially good at is leaving you caught on the hook at the end of each chapter. Just as you want to put it down, go to sleep, go to work, you can't. You HAVE to read on. So I read the book very quickly.The plot involves a very wealthy man seeking to have his wife killed. He uses a snake like lothario as the go-between to have it arranged. It should be straight forward but, as the saying goes, there is no honour amongst thieves. And it is their greed, and innate duplicity that makes the plan unravel. Good, strong characterisation. Clever plotline and a denoument I didn't see coming. Want a good read that will grip and entertain you? Read this. It brought back my callow youth when I first 'found' JHC while working in the heat, smell and flies of Bahrein.