Aground by Charles Williams

By Charles Williams

A widow and a constitution captain scour the sea for a stolen yacht.

When Ingram lands in Miami, he doesn’t also have time to complete his tub prior to the police come knocking. The out-of-work constitution captain has simply back from Nassau, the place he was once wanting to buy a ship on behalf of a millionaire. however the day after he toured the seventy-foot Dragoon, his “millionaire” disappeared, and the yacht went with him. Ingram convinces the police officers that he used to be in basic terms an unwitting associate in stealing the boat, and provides to assist get well it for the landlord, a stunning widow with secrets and techniques of her personal. He simply has 8 thousand sq. miles of open ocean to look. discovering the send is the straightforward half. Escaping it will likely be more durable, as Ingram reveals himself stuck in a tangle of lust, smuggling, and homicide, surrounded through never-ending miles of the main appealing water on earth.

Charles Williams (1909-1975) used to be one of many preeminent authors of yankee crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of faculty in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years ahead of leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of global battle II, Williams begun writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the good fortune of the “backwoods noir” Hill lady (1951) allowed him to give up his activity and write complete time for the remainder of his life.

Williams’ fresh and a bit of informal narrative variety distinguishes his novels, which variety from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even if released via pulp homes, his paintings received nice severe acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) turning into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed by way of mythical big apple instances critic Anthony Boucher. a lot of his novels have been tailored to the reveal, together with lifeless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.

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The old life of the suburban dweller in a neat flower-rimmed detached house in one of the prettier outskirts of Liege (there are not many) was over, a thing of the past. So was his career with FN. He had taken a small flat in Brussels, later a house further out of town, as his fortunes prospered from his thriving business as the source of illegal arms to half the underworld in Western Europe. By the early sixties he had the nickname L'Armurier, the Armourer. Any Belgian citizen can buy a lethal weapon, revolver, automatic or rifle, at any sports or gun shop in the country on production of a national identity card proving Belgian nationality.

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