Free Kindle eBook: The Portuguese Fragment
Today’s Free Kindle eBook: The Portuguese Fragment
An international intrigue from Tangier to Ceylon and beyond…Former mercenary and Department spy, Nick Maasten, has a new assignment: retrieve a valuable vase from Stavros Dirkian, a notorious art dealer and smuggler based in Morocco. But when Maasten, accompanied by ex-lawyer and art forger, Elmer Robey, break into Dirkian’s home to get the vase, their plan goes awry. And Dirkian ends up dead. Now wanted for murder, Maasten is determined to find Dirkian’s killer – a search that will eventually lead both he and Robey to Ceylon. While in Ceylon, Maasten and Robey become involved in a search for oriental bronzes which, if found, could make them a fortune. And when an ancient manuscript falls into their hands, their discovery will take them on a hunt for an ancient temple under the sea…The Portuguese Fragment is a thrilling tale of smuggling, priceless antiques and double-dealing that will keep you hooked until the very end. Praise for The Portuguese Fragment“The story’s a winner, with its cool, quick prose, fast action and deep-laid intrigue … Those who enjoy Ian Fleming and John Le Carré should enjoy Owen Sela no less.” -Publishers Weekly“There are many untrustworthy characters and much skulduggery in this lively novel of adventure and mystery.”- New York Post“Lots of fun.” -Library Journal“Mr. Sela has a touch not unlike Deighton.” -The Scotsman“Good racy stuff.” -Manchester Evening News Praise for Owen Sela A book for “just about everyone who enjoyed the late James Bond or the early Len Deighton. Let yourself go and you’re gone.” – Kirkus Reviews“Operation Double Eagle has all it takes to soar.” – Kirkus Reviews“An intriguingly imagined slab of pseudo-history.” – Kirkus Reviews“Sela writes at the sophisticated top of a much abused form with a zap as authoritative as the gun of the same name he uses.” – Kirkus ReviewsOwen Selawas born in Sri Lanka where his family wanted him to become an accountant. But he had always wanted to be a writer. On a plane journey to Australia he developed the story of The Bearer Plot, a thriller which packed a lot of action into the life of mercenary, Nicholas Maasten. Sela went on to write The Kiriov Tapeswhich has made him a recognised writer of thrillers. He followed Kiriov with The Portuguese Fragment. Owen Sela now lives in Canada where he continues to write and runs an investment consultancy.
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