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Passage to Terror
PASSAGE TO TERROR is exactly that -- the story of an innocent guy named Pete Cole, fleeing to Central America with the exotic Serafina as his guide. But Serafina was up to her beautiful eyes in a web of intrigue -- and every time she put her arms around Pete, he wondered where her knife would strike. ...more
Paperback, Gold Medal d1737, 176 pages
Published November 2nd 1966 by Fawcett Publications Inc
(first published January 1st 1952)
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Passage to Terror is one of the best Edward S. Aarons novels I’ve read so far. It has a strong, suspenseful opening and, unlike some of his other novels, Aarons manages to sustain the fast pace right up to the final paragraph. The back cover blurb on the 1966 reprint is slightly misleading. The main character, Peter Cole, is far from “an innocent guy” – he commits murder early on! Where Aarons really shows his skill as a writer is how he manages to continually make Cole feel like the victim. Whe ...more