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The Lone Wolf

A Melodrama

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 75,760 / 232 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.8
LoC Category: PS
Series: Lone Wolf
Downloads: 4,315
mnybks.net#: 7134
Origin: gutenberg.org

Rival members of the underworld, jealous of "Lone Wolf" Michael Lanyard's success as a jewel thief, threaten to reveal his true identity unless he surrenders his independence and joins their "pack." Instead, Lanyard determines to quit his life of crime, only to find the way blocked by the dauntless Lucy Shannon.

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crop up again wherever the hair grew thin, lending him the appearance of a badly-singed pup.

His pet superstition was that, as long as he refrained from practising his profession in Paris, Paris would remain his impregnable Tower of Refuge. The world owed Bourke a living, or he so considered; and it must be allowed that he made collections on account with tolerable regularity and success; but Paris was tax-exempt as long as Paris offered him immunity from molestation.

Not only did Paris suit his tastes excellently, but there was no place, in Bourke's esteem, comparable with Troyon's for peace and quiet. Hence, the continuity of his patronage was never broken by trials of rival hostelries; and Troyon's was always expecting Bourke for the simple reason that he invariably arrived unexpectedly, with neither warning nor ostentation, to stop as long as he liked, whether a day or a week or a month, and depart in the same manner.

His daily routine, as Troyon's came to know it, varied but slightly: he breakf

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2014.12.28
bhold
*****

An excellent crime pulp novel. A master jewel thief is pressured to join forces with a criminal organization jealous of his success. The romantic interest is a bit heavy handed, but all in all this is an excellent story with plenty of action, suspense, and a few interesting surprises.


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