Robert Langdon awoke slowly.
A telephone was ringing in the darkness–a tinny, unfamiliar ring. He fumbled for the bedside lamp and turned it on. Squinting at his surroundings he saw a plush Renaissance bedroom with Louis XVI furniture, hand-frescoed walls, and a colossal mahogany four-poster bed.
Where the hell am I?
Teddy Daniel’s father had been a fisherman. He lost his boat to the bank in ’31 when Teddy was eleven, spent the rest of his life hiring onto other boats when they had the work, unloading freight along the docks when they didn’t, going long stretches when he was back at the house by ten in the morning, sitting in an armchair, staring at his hands, whispering to himself occasionally, his eyes gone wide and dark.
The decision to bomb the office of the radical Jew lawyer was reached with relative ease. Only three people were involved in the process. The first was the man with the money. The second was a local operative who knew the territory. And the third was a young patriot and zealot with a talent for explosives and an astonishing knack for disappearing without a trail. After the bombing, he fled the country and hid in Northern Ireland for six years.
Before they met, he knew nothing of the book, or the story surrounding it.
“And so, Mr. Swain, everybody might be guilty of this crime. Everybody except you? Is that right?”
I sat in the back pew and watched the only woman I would ever love marry another man.
Maurice Oulette tried to kill himself once but succeeded only in blowing off the right side of his jawbone.
You would never think that Greenwich Village, whose streets are famed for palette and pen, would be the home of the nation’s biggest and most dangerous Mafia outfit.
Web London held a semiautomatic SR75 rifle custom built for him by a legendary gunsmith. The SR didn’t stop at merely wounding flesh and bone; it disintegrated them.
This is where he would die.