They Don't Make Them Like That Any More - download pdf or read online

By James Leasor

ISBN-10: 1908291001

ISBN-13: 9781908291004

They don't cause them to like that any further. autos, that's. They don't, and so they by no means will back. Which money owed for the big world-wide curiosity in outdated automobiles of each description, and the wonderful costs that they fetch.

Behind this most recent manifestation of the foreign vintage alternate, lies a wierd and mystery global, the place buyers supply on the market automobiles they don't personal, the place wealthy creditors willingly pay millions for a few mechanical abortion which may slightly drag itself up a hill with no following wind, just because it's infrequent.

Usually, risks during this old-car company - as in the other - are run via the customer. yet there also are dangers should you promote – because the owner of Aristo vehicles discovers.

He offers completely in motoring exotica, and while he's suddenly provided one of many rarest autos of all, a supercharged Mercedes two-seater 540K, he buys it instantly.

There's a transparent two-and-a-half thousand quid revenue for him within the deal. yet quickly he realises there's additionally a transparent probability of demise, for somebody else desperately desires this automobile for a few very targeted, deepest cause.

Someone who will kill to get it. yet who, and why ?

The in simple terms factor to do is to determine, and he does - traveling a sinister path, blazed by way of previous vehicles and younger ladies, that leads from London to Spain to Switzerland.

Rackety, randy, altering gears expertly via violent and hilarious adventures, he's a completely new and vibrant personality within the broad spectrum of suspense fiction.
He's a supercharged four-wheeler broker, with a pointy eye for birds, a nostril for cash - and a flavor for difficulty.

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Er trägt nur eine Unterhose, am Oberkörper klafft an der Seite eine Wunde, ein Kranz aus Stacheldraht thront auf seinem Kopf, Blut ist über sein Gesicht, über seinen Körper und die weiße Wand geflossen. Ein großes Gemälde von Tolli neben der Leiche lässt die Inszenierung noch unwirklicher erscheinen. Auf dem Gemälde ist ein Berg zu sehen, umgeben von einem stillen Himmel mit vereinzelten Wolkenfetzen. Es hat den Anschein, als hätte jemand diese Wanddekoration mit höchster Präzision angebracht, um sich an der Vollkommenheit der Darstellung zu erfreuen.

In meinem letzten Jahr auf dem Gymnasium hatte ich nebenher Liebesromane für einen kleinen Buchverlag übersetzt, der die Groschenromane an Kiosken und in Supermärkten vertrieb. Nachdem ich die Uni geschmissen hatte, übersetzte ich im Monat zwei Romane, und nach einem Jahr verabschiedete ich mich von meinem Traum, Schriftsteller zu werden, und übersetzte stattdessen monatlich drei Romane. Wir kauften uns eine Dreizimmerwohnung in einem alten Haus in der Innenstadt. Nun waren wir nicht mehr so häufig auf Studentenfeten, sondern führten ein ruhigeres Leben, und wahrscheinlich trank ich zu dieser Zeit am wenigsten und war bei weitem am glücklichsten.

Nach dem Schwimmbadbesuch bin ich hungrig wie ein Wolf. Ich kann der Versuchung nicht widerstehen und steuere direkt auf die Würstchenbude vor dem Sundhöll-Schwimmbad zu. Während ich in der frostigen Kälte ein dampfend heißes Würstchen verdrücke, überkommt mich ein unbekanntes wonniges Wohlbefinden. Das ist zweifelsohne die natürliche Wirkung der Endorphine, die dem Arzt in Vogur zufolge im ersten Jahr nach dem Verzicht auf den Konsum von Rauschmitteln nach und nach einsetzt. Als ich zu Hause ankomme, klingelt mein Handy, es ist Iðunn.

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