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The Joker in the Pack (Helga Rolfe #2)

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When Helga Rolfe flies into Nassau to join her elderly millionaire husband, Herman, she finds plenty of bad news awaiting her. Crippled, suspicious Herman has long suspected she's been playing around since their marriage, and is proposing to write some nasty-looking terms into his will.

Herman is right, of course - Helga's weakness is for handsome, sexy men like Harry Jacks
Hardcover, 380 pages
Published March 1980 by Magna Large Print Books (first published April 1st 1975)
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Costea Constantin
De undeva, din adâncul inimii, auzi o voce ascunsă, care o ispitea. Nu te grăbi. Gândeşte-te la ceea ce ai pierde. Gândeşte-te la puterea pe care o vei avea când vei fi stăpâna a şaizeci de milioane de dolari. Dacă-i dai lui Winborn scrisoarea, conştientă că nu vei putea trăi izolată, vei rămâne fără nimic şi va trebui s-o porneşti iarăşi de la zero. Gândeşte-te la ce va spune lumea aflând că Herman te-a dezmoştenit. Toţi vor zice, satisfăcuţi, că fum fără foc nu există. Fiscul va dori să afle u ...more
Nov 17, 2014 Kavita rated it really liked it
Shelves: roman-noir
The second book in the Helga Rolfe series, Helga travels from Zurich to meet her husband in Haiti. Herman Rolfe has grown suspicious of her and has hired a private detective to watch her. From here, the story takes thrilling twists and turns, and once again, Helga ends up triumphant.

I actually liked the characters in this book. Helga is far more sympathetic than in the previous book. Rolfe's daughter is interesting, along with a couple of other characters. There is a lot of racism, at times even
Nov 10, 2014 Steve rated it liked it
An immediate sequel to Chase's An Ace Up My Sleeve. After the blackmail attempt in that book, she flies to the Caribbean to meet with her rich, aging husband. She learns that he has found out about the blackmail attempt in the first book, and what he plans to do about it. Meanwhile, she meets a hunk on the beach, and since she's sex-obsessed, she risks all in meeting with him. Another fast-paced book about blackmail and betrayal, and this one adds to the mix voodoo and an exotic setting as she a ...more
Razvan Banciu
Jul 07, 2015 Razvan Banciu rated it it was ok
Even succesful writers have their failures and this seems to be the case with this novel. The plot is thin if not quite poor, language and style are beyond average. Helga, the main character, is a rough, selfish, narcissistic lady, who loves money and younger men and does nothing to earn her living. so, no much simpathy either for her nor for the book...
Al-amin Zanna
Apr 17, 2010 Al-amin Zanna rated it it was amazing
Helger she's so tempter of sex "when a middle age woman get hot pants for a boy enough to be her son cold water works" your step daughter told you dis how are you gonna feel it infact what are you gonna do?"
Mark Vickers
Dec 19, 2013 Mark Vickers rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chase-j-hadley
I've already said that I'm reading his collection for the third time in 40 years, this one is a ripper thriller that only Mr. Chase could think up, well worth my 5 star rating.....
jefrey das
Oct 22, 2012 jefrey das rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, novel
best of suspense thrillers full of chase and quarry and leaves us exasperating for more of such stuff as it ends too soon for ALL
Nov 13, 2007 Salihu added it
you need to have an ace up my sleeve and i hold the four aces. in order to make sense of this novel.
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René Lodge Brabazon Raymond was born on 24th December 1906 in London, England, the son of Colonel Francis Raymond of the colonial Indian Army, a veterinary surgeon. His father intended his son to have a scientific career, was initially educated at King's School, Rochester, Kent. He left home at the age of 18 and became at different times a children's encyclopedia salesman, a salesman in a bookshop ...more
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