By Gordon Dahlquist

Awakening from a fevered delirium, Celeste Temple reveals herself in a fishing village at the distant Iron Coast. She has no suggestion the place her partners, Cardinal Chang and general practitioner Svenson, may perhaps be—nor even if any of her enemies survived the dirigible crash that marked her final awake second. And whereas her physique turns out intact, she can't say a similar for her brain. For she needs to contend not just with the prospect that peril awaits her yet with the reminiscence of her traitorous fiancé’s homicide at sea…along with millions of alternative thoughts that now reside inside her—courtesy of a bewitching glass book.

Hunted via murderous opportunists and vicious mercenaries of each style, leave out Temple, Chang, and the health care provider are quickly propelled right into a quest that would draw them one after the other right into a realm of reckless, lawless terror. At each flip lies one other enigma—and the stench of indigo clay, the uncooked fabric used to enslave even the main steadfast soul. Now they on my own stand within the course of a diabolical conspiracy related to the books—one that might suggest an alarming new global the place once-free-roaming minds are wiped thoroughly clean… in the event that they stay lengthy sufficient. As pass over Temple, Cardinal Chang and Dr. Svenson discover the devilish schemes in their lethal enemies, the terrifying secrets and techniques inside the darkish quantity should be printed one after the other. For the blue glass is extra deadly than they’d ever imagined—and those that own it, in addition to those that pursue it, are twiddling with hearth.

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Instead of peace the nations had got more armaments and more debts. Instead of prosperity had come a financial collapse in Wall Street, and all were trembling lest it spread to the rest of the world. XI All this wasn’t the most cheerful line of conversation for a sightseeing jaunt; so Lanny talked about some of the journalists and writers whom he had met at this conference, and forbore to refer to the tragic episode which had cut short his stay in Genoa. But later, when Irma and Rahel had gone back to the yacht, he went for a stroll with Hansi and Bess, and they talked about the Italian Syndicalist leader who had set them to thinking on the subject of social justice.

And how was the man who raised angleworms making out? ” He hoped that, if Ezra Hackabury was dead, some member of his family might be moved to reply. But local officers would hardly know about that old-time misadventure, or crossquestion fashionable people coming ashore from a private yacht; they could hardly check every tourist by the records of the Fascist militi in Rome. Mr. Hackabury had had the same idea. Lanny’s father had been here, trying to get a share; it had been his first fiasco, and the beginning of a chain of them for all parties concerned.

VII The company went ashore in the crowded city, which had once been the capital of the Moslem world, and now was known as Istanbul. ” Through the crowded street came a fire-engine with a great clangor; a modern one, painted a brilliant red—but Lanny saw in imagination the young Zaharoff riding the machine, busy with schemes to collect for his services. Were they still called tulumbadschi? And did they still charge to put out your fire—or to let it burn, as you preferred? ” The Soviet Union was in the middle of the Five-Year Plan, and miracles were confidently expected.

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