By Eric Ambler
An opportunity come across with a Turkish colonel with a penchant for British crime novels leads secret author Charles Latimer right into a global of sinister political and felony maneuvers through the Balkans within the years among the realm wars. Hoping that the profession of the infamous Dimitrios, whose physique has been pointed out in an Istanbul morgue, will motivate a plot for his subsequent novel, Latimer quickly reveals himself stuck up in a shadowy internet of assassination, espionage, medicinal drugs, and treachery.
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The second key opened the caravan door. Inside, it smelled of damp and mice. Mouse droppings lay everywhere on the cracked linoleum floor. The foam cushions of the seats at one end of the caravan had been deeply mined. The bottoms of the floral curtains were ragged. There were more mouse droppings on the Formica surfaces of the kitchen area. A dead mouse lay mummified in the tiny aluminium sink. A newspaper lay on the folding table, its top pages brittle yellow lace. Alfie brushed off commas of dry mouse-shit, found a page where the date MIND'S EYE 41 was still legible.
That's the best shot,' Toby said. And then said, in a different voice, 'Flowers? ' Alfie felt a presence behind his eyes, an assassin stepping out of the darkness in his skull, flowing forward. He jerked away from the TV and then he was sitting in a chair, his head tipped back, looking up at the raddled ceiling tiles of the office. People were crowding around him, and someone, Toby Brown, was saying, 'He gets turns like this sometimes. ' MIND'S EYE 49 'I'm okay now,' Alfie said. ' Barry said. 'You looked like you'd been struck by lightning,' Toby said.
After he was arrested back in 1999, the PKK's leader ordered a peace initiative, and at the same time the Kurds were given more human rights, in part because Turkey is desperate to join the European Union. But it's a very fragile truce, and the liberation of Iraq has complicated things. The Turks want to assert an old claim on the oilfields in northern Iraq; the Kurds believe they can finally establish their independent state. And the armed wing of the PKK, which evolved into the KGK, Kongra-Gel, the People's Congress of Kurdistan, sees a chance to establish its influence.
A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler