By Patricia Highsmith
Long out of print, this Highsmith vintage resurfaces with a vengeance.
The nice revival of curiosity in Patricia Highsmith keeps with the e-book of this novel that would provide puppy vendors nightmares for years yet to come. With an eerie simplicity of fashion, Highsmith turns our next-door acquaintances into sadistic psychopaths, mendacity in wait between white wooden fences and manicured lawns. In A Dog's Ransom, Highsmith blends a savage humor with significant social satire during this darkish story of a highminded felony who hits a prosperous ny couple the place it hurts the main while he kidnaps their cherished poodle. This paintings attesets to Highsmith's attractiveness as "the poet of apprehension" (Graham Greene).
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The colonel cleared his throat. “You see, Mr. Smith, there are powerful elements in my government aligned with Iran because we want their oil and they want our uranium. Energy trumps everything else these days, yes? ” He cocked his head. ” It was an old joke, and a stale one, but there was again in the colonel’s pale, implacable eyes the eerie twinkle that chilled the secretary to the bone, and absurdly it occurred to him that Karpov might not be joking. This was not a theory he was eager to pursue, so he made his decision quickly.