By James Hadley Chase
Chet Carson, an escaped convict, arrives at "Point of No Return", a lonely wilderness filling station run via a good-natured Swede and his avaricious Italian spouse. The Swede has a secure choked with money."Open the secure and get me the money otherwise you return to jail," the spouse tells Carson. it really is this case that James Hadley Chase develops with all his story-telling magic - a scenario that might preserve you at the fringe of your chair and the nightlight burning.
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