The Spy and the Thief: A Jeffery Rand and Nick Velvet by Edward D. Hoch
By Edward D. Hoch
A double-barreled collection—two of Edward D. Hoch’s such a lot creative creations
In the headquarters of Britain’s international place of work, a secretary spies a tv actor creating a reproduction of a top-secret key. In an island republic, an intelligence operative is murdered simply mins sooner than exposing a Communist mole. And in a bustling japanese urban, the chilly warfare reaches a turning aspect over a bit of movie the dimensions of a pinhead. those are situations for C. Jeffery Rand, the fixer inside of Britain’s mystery carrier. he's shiny, ruthless, and shrewdpermanent adequate by no means to be stunned via the depths to which an enemy undercover agent may perhaps sink.
Where Jeffery Rand is hard-nosed, Nick Velvet has a supple contact. A grasp thief, Velvet has a specific ability for stealing strange goods. the place traditional thieves should be content material with jewels or financial institution notes, Velvet pilfers infrequent tigers, water from pools, and the letters on a firm sign.
In this assortment, you'll find seven tales of Rand and 7 of Velvet—two remarkable males, one on each side of the legislation, every one with a knack for doing the very unlikely