By James Hadley Chase
Whilst Steve Jaffe came upon million cash worthy of diamonds hidden within the wall of his villa in Saigon, he had no purpose of giving up the loot. All he needed to do used to be manage an go out visa and depart, till his houseboy threatened to visit the police. Jaffe had purely intended to prevent him, yet as a substitute he unearths himself a felon with homicide on his palms. With little likelihood to maintain his mystery, Jaffe turns into a guy at the run, and the one individual he can belief is a gorgeous girl who's ready to do something to avoid wasting him.
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I walk toward him, unsure of what to say. He looks up from a small TV. ” I ask. “Tonight? ” The doorman checks the log. “No. ” the doorman asks. ” “I’ve been here all night,” the doorman says. ” I just stand there. The sound of a helicopter roars over the building. “Anyway, they couldn’t get in the elevator without me opening it for them,” the doorman says. ” He motions to the security guard slowly pacing the driveway. ” He sounds amused. He notices I’m drunk. “Maybe it was no one,” he says. Pare it down, I warn myself.
She touches her hair again: blond, blown out. A napkin becomes faintly stained after she wipes her lips with it. I mention the parties I went to last night. The actress is impressed, especially by the one I went to first. She says she had friends who were at that party. She says she wanted to go but she had to work. She wants me to confirm if a certain young actor was there. When I say he was, the expression on her face makes me realize something. She notices. “I’m sorry,” she says. ” Some people at that party, she adds, are freaks, then mentions a drug I’ve never heard of, and tells me a story that involves ski masks, zombies, a van, chains, a secret community, and asks me about a Hispanic girl who disappeared in some desert.
I turn around and glance back into the darkness. ” Blair sighs. ” She just stares at me. ” “Why are you here tonight? ” “I didn’t know this was your place,” I say, looking away. ” Another text from Julian tells me to meet him at the Polo Lounge. Not wanting to go back to the condo, I have the producer drop me off at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Outside, on the patio, next to a heat lamp, Julian sits in a booth, his face glowing while he texts someone. He looks up, smiles. As soon as I slide into the booth a waiter appears and I order a Belvedere on the rocks.
A Lotus for Miss Quon by James Hadley Chase