The Viceroy's Protégé

or, A Prince of Swindlers

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Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,988 / 172 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,046
Added to site: 2009.09.21
mnybks.net#: 25348
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Genre: Thriller

A selection of eight sensational crime stories, featuring the gentleman's rogue Simon Carne.

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n. In outward appearance he was exactly what a body servant should be, of medium height, scrupulously neat, clean shaven, and with a face as devoid of expression as a blank wall. When he had left the room again my host immediately turned to me.

"Now," he said, "as you have seen my collection, will you like to explore the Palace?"

To this proposition I gladly assented, and we set off together. An hour later, satiated with the beauty of what I had seen, and feeling as if I had known the man beside me all my life, I bade him good-bye upon the steps, and prepared to return to the spot where my horse was waiting for me.

"One of my servants will accompany you," he said, "and will conduct you to the city."

"I am greatly indebted to you," I answered. "Should I not see you before, I hope you will not forget your promise to call upon me either in Calcutta, before we leave, or in London next year."

He smiled in a peculiar way.

"You must not think me so blind to my own interests

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.08.12
CO'Neil
*****

In this book a criminal, funded by his HOT Asian girlfriend, personates a wealthy English gentleman during the Jubilee year celebrations in order to carry off various insoluble crimes. Aided by his loyal servants, he is anxious always to make each burglary more publicly memorable than the last.


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