By Agatha Christie
American scientist Thomas Betterton has disappeared shape a convention in Parisonly the most recent in a chain of remarkable males to fade into skinny air. both unusual is the dying of his new bride in Casablanca. to find the key she took to her grave, British Intelligence enlists the aide of an not going mystery agentan enigmatic younger girl with not anything left to lose. The notion for Hilary Craven? Impersonate the past due Mrs. Betterton. however the masquerade skill embarking on an unknown escapade, hiding from an unknown enemy, and retracing a stranger's steps to an unavoidable death...
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With the advent of the computer, the task has been rendered even easier. Gone are the days when a trip to a distant law library was required, not to mention the sheer strength to lug fifty or sixty pounds of books to a reading table. All that’s needed now is that little coded citation, or the name of a case or the number of a statute, or even a particularly vexing phrase lifted verbatim from the language of that statute. Depraved indifference to human life, for example. So Jaywalker could be an armchair researcher right in his own apartment, allowing himself snacks, bathroom breaks and even an occasional check of a ball-game score whenever he liked.
It is only the unusually erudite trial judge, or the politically ambitious one, who bothers to commit his rulings to 56 Joseph Teller paper. ” It is, for the most part, at the appellate level that the writing takes place. And it takes place only if there’s been a conviction after trial. If there’s been an acquittal, the prohibition against double jeopardy prevents the prosecution from appealing. What’s sauce for the goose isn’t always sauce for the gander. The defendant who’s been found guilty below is permitted as a matter of right to appeal his conviction to a higher court, and from there to a succession of even higher courts, all the way up to—in the words of one of Jaywalker’s phrase-making jailhouse lawyers—“the Supremes,” if the judges of those courts deem the issue or issues involved sufficiently worthy of their attention.
Which didn’t sound like much, once he heard himself run down the list out loud. But she seemed to think otherwise. “I’m impressed,” she said, sipping a martini. Both of her nipples were covered this time, but only because they were in a restaurant. An hour earlier that had decidedly not been the case. ” had shouted the devil on his right shoulder, who was not only louder and far more persuasive, but apparently Jewish. ” And so it had come to pass that once again Jaywalker had succumbed to human frailty, primal instinct and Amanda Drake.