By J. G. Ballard
In Cocaine Nights, J. G. Ballard stretches the taught canvas of his transgressive imaginative and prescient over the framework of out of date secret. The environment: the swank Spanish inn of Estrella de Mar, the place younger retirees from Europe's less warm climes indulge in a life-style of unending rest. Into the queasy great thing about this man made surroundings steps Charles Prentice, a London commute author who has come to go to his brother Frank, supervisor of membership Nautico—tennis and swim membership via day, coked-up discotheque through evening. Frank is in penitentiary, having confessed to environment an explosive fireplace that has taken 5 alive. sure the confession used to be coerced, Charles lances his personal research. yet Frank isn't drawn to salvation, and the Spanish police don't wish their open-and-shut case corrupted by way of a meddling Brit. Refusing to desert his campaign, Charles quickly unearths himself drawn into Estrella de Mar's darkish underworld, and as Cocaine Nights speeds up towards its stressful climax, Ballard once more unearths his visionary mastery.
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All three pass by his farm regularly and know his habits. Type in the program to find out their location. " "GO BACK TO THE BOOK" RUN Before you set off to question the suspects, Frank Bridges gives you a description of his missing horse. Jim Fowler is a garden and pet supply salesman. A neatly trimmed lawn surrounds Jim's house. The only horse you see here is a ceramic statue of a jockey on a white horse. It rests beside the front door. At the rear of the house you can see a large garage that has three locks.
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