The Green Flash

By Winston Graham

First released in 1986 by way of Collins

A lifetime of crime will be very appealing, particularly to at least one who falls among law-abiding respectability and the underworld.

For David Abden, a baronet's nephew who loves quick autos and ladies, illegitimate possibilities current greater than mere temptation, and whilst the glamour of danger starts off to eat his lifestyles, Abden is gifted with few effortless methods out.

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