By Agatha Christie
Framed within the doorway of Hercule Poirot’s bed room stands an uninvited visitor, lined from head to foot in airborne dirt and dust. the guy stares for a second, then he sways and falls.
who's he? Is he struggling with surprise or simply exhaustion? particularly, what's the value of the determine four, scribbled time and again on a sheet of paper? Poirot reveals himself plunged right into a global of overseas intrigue, risking his life—and that of his “twin brother”—to discover the reality.
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