By James Hadley Chase
While a small-time clerk insures his lifestyles for $50,000 after which unexpectedly dies ten days later, it does not take a genius to determine whatever suspicious is happening. So while Maddox, the pinnacle guy within the assurance enterprise, reveals out, he's made up our minds to resolve it. And this suggests hassle for somebody. in truth it potential hassle for the attractive, auburn-haired Meg Barlowe, a lady with a major earlier.
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There was an oval shaped table in the bay window. On the table was a portable typewriter and a mass of papers, carbons, and a Webster's Dictionary. As Anson moved into the room, he became aware of dust and dirt everywhere. The room had the same uncared for appearance as the exterior of the house. The woman walked over to the fireplace and now stood, her back to the fire, her hands on her hips, looking at him. Disconcerted by the quizzing expression in her eyes, Anson walked over to the window. " he said.
Somewhere downstairs a clock chimed five. Through the open window, the first grey light of the dawn made light enough for Anson to look around the shabby bedroom. He grimaced at its poverty, and then looked at Meg, lying by his side. The grey light softened her features. She looked younger and even more beautiful. " She stirred, murmured something and her hand touched his naked chest. " She opened her eyes and looked blankly at him, then she smiled "Not really ... " He slid his arm around her, pulling her to him.
He leaned back against the pillows, looking out of the dirt grimed window at the rising sun. " He looked at her and grinned. "One thing leads to another, doesn't it? " "Steal it? " He put his hand on her thigh. "Just that. I must have three thousand dollars. It shouldn't be difficult. I'm committed now. " She made a contemptuous movement. "All he thinks about ... apart from sex ... " "Suppose he has papers to sign? Would he read all the details, including the small print? Is he cautious about what he signs?