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Danger is My Line (Chester Drum #10)

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Drum guards a killer against an assassin with diplomatic immunity
Everybody knows George Brandvik killed Jorgen Kolding. As soon as the jury acquits him, Brandvik sells his story to View magazine, confessing to the crime in exchange for a payday. Once the magazine hits newsstands, the death threats start rolling in—semi-literate garbage which nevertheless must be taken seri
ebook, 156 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by Road (first published 1960)
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Chester Drum, fresh from a case in South America, visits a potential client at the request of a friend. The man was found not guilty of murdering an Icelandic diplomat with which he'd had a longstanding hate, then confessed in an article for $50,000.

Drum's friend, the reporter who'd written the article, had come to believe the man hadn't actually killed the victim. Drum arrived just in time to prevent a murder by a young blond woman, the victim's daughter. Because of diplomatic immunity, nothing
This book is approximately the middle of the Chester Drum series of books by Mr. Marlowe. it is number 10 our of about 21 books. The last being a collection of Drum short stories titled "Drum Beat: The Case Book Of Chester Drum" published in 2003 by Five Star.

From the book "Ever have a broad follow you into a steam room ? Well it happened to me"

"She was a daydream turned into a nightmare- the most lethal beauty Chester Drum had ever met"

The travels of P.I. Chester Drum to Iceland and a hallucina
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A mysterious Icelandic blonde flees a crime scene. As she walks away, a presumably innocent man burns in a car explosion. This is how Stephen Marlowe’s Danger Is My Line begins, and it never slows down from there. Chester Drum, a private detective whose cases take him all over the world, made his debut in 1960. In this novel, he is led across the Atlantic to Iceland to chase this illustrious, dangerous woman, and to perhaps stop her murders. His pursuit puts Drum in the wild company of a Swedish ...more
Marlowe's Chester Drum novels are like a mix of Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm novels and John D. MacDonald's suspense novels. Entertaining.
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Aka Milton S. Lesser, Adam Chase, Andrew Frazer, Jason Ridgway, C.H. Thames.

Stephen Marlowe (1928–2008) was the author of more than fifty novels, including nearly two dozen featuring globe-trotting private eye Chester Drum. Born Milton Lesser, Marlowe was raised in Brooklyn and attended the College of William and Mary. After several years writing science fiction under his given name, he legally ad
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