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Invitation to Adventure
The man was clearly a maniac thought Patrick Dawlish; ruthless, determined, demented, a seemingly generous friend able to turn on those very same friends and betray them in an instant with no regret or remote. This was a man, that with the slightest gesture could destroy the house they were in, killing himself and all of those Dawlish had come to save and he knew that this ...more
Published 1945 by John Long
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I had about given up on the Patrick Dawlish books until I read this one. It begins wonderfully with an intriguing opining and a page-turning pace that serves the book well when it becomes a series scenes that don’t seem to go anywhere fast in the middle of the book. I was hooked by that point, even while the book slowly became unsatisfying. The plot eventually becomes preposterous, another serious demerit. The pace improves near the end, though, and that helps a lot. While this one certainly has ...more