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The Great Temptation

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Author: Richard Marsh (Richard Bernard Heldman)
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 103,071 / 274 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,827
Added to site: 2008.02.06 19988

An international thriller/romance - mistaken identity, spies, and constant danger!

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e threw upon the table. In the left-hand pocket was my handkerchief, which he stretched out and examined. My name was on it in ink "H. Beckwith." There was nothing else in the pockets of my coat; having satisfied himself on that point, he dropped it on to the table.

I supposed that they had taken liberties enough with my attire; there was proof on the envelopes and in the letters they contained that I was who I claimed to be, which must have been plain to the red-faced man. But I was mistaken in imagining that they had subjected me to enough indignity. Before I had even guessed his intention, the huge fellow had even stripped me of my waistcoat, amid what were clearly the jeers of his companions. They regarded the way in which I was being treated as a joke. The big man turned out my waistcoat pockets my watch and chain, pen-knife, pencil-case, the little bone instrument with which I manicured my finger nails. The others snatched up each of the articles as he put it down. I saw that the red-headed man h

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
Im Cheungjun

The previous reviewer is right. Once I started reading this, I simply could not stop. The text is unfortunately flawed with typos, so I downloaded a pdf of the original book from

Linda Otto

Oh, my. This one keeps you going from the first page. I enjoyed it immensely. A case of mistaken identity results in a young affianced couple risking everything for a chance to "have it all." Spies, plots, and counterplots--is anyone who they seem to be? There is danger everywhere, and only quick thinking can save an innocent girl and her fiance from certain death when they pit themselves against a ruthless band of criminals. Definitely a must read. Once again, I stayed up way too late with this one. Enjoy.



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