Never-Ending Book Quiz
'Woodrow here,' … the telephone jammed to his ear.
'Oh, Sandy, it's Mike Mildren. Good morning. You alone by any chance?'
Shiny, overweight, twenty-four-year-old Mildren, ... known to the junior staff, predictably, as Mildred.
Yes, Woodrow conceded, he was alone. Why?
'Something's come up, I'm afraid, Sandy. I wondered if I might pop down a moment actually.'
'Can't it wait till after the meeting?'
'Well, I don't think it can really - no, it can't,' Mildren replied, gathering conviction as he spoke. 'It's Tessa Quayle, Sandy.'
A different Woodrow now, hackles up, nerves extended. Tessa. 'What about her?' he said.... His mind racing ... Oh Tessa. Oh Christ. What have you done now?
'The Nairobi police say she's been killed,' Mildren said, as if he said it every day.
'Utter nonsense,' Woodrow snapped back before he had given himself time to think. 'Don't be ridiculous. Where? When?'
Choose the correct answer:The Day of the Jackal/Frederick Forsyth The Ipcress File/Len Deighton The Constant Gardener/John le Carré The Scarlatti Inheritance/Robert Ludlum
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