By Ira Levin
A smooth vintage, this novel set a brand new commonplace within the paintings of poser and suspense in its exploration of the legal mind.
A Kiss sooner than Dying not just debuted the expertise of best-selling novelist Ira Levin to rave experiences and an Edgar Award, it additionally set a brand new general within the artwork of mental suspense. It tells the stunning story of a tender guy who will cease at nothing—not even murder—to get the place he desires to pass. For he has desires; plans. He additionally has appeal, beauty, intelligence. And he has an issue. Her identify is Dorothy; she loves him, and she's pregnant. the answer could call for determined measures. yet, then, he seems like the type of man who may well break out with murder.
First released 1953
“The booklet is a succession of rather valid surprises, the suspense is admirably sustained, the element is thorough and convincing, and the writing is significantly above the extent frequently linked to fictional crime and fervour. A excitement to recommend.”
- the recent Yorker
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The whole thing looked a little bit too preposterous to be true, it seemed to me. Nevertheless, a friend of mine gave me an audio cassette taped at a lecture given by Peter Sawyer, a former high-ranking Australian civil servant, which exposed a certain number of facts he had noticed while in office. He talked, in particular, of a telephone exchange in Canberra called 'Deacon Center'. This exchange, built in concrete with 4 (ft. - Branton) thick walls, cost hundreds of millions of dollars. It is outfitted with numerous computers, arrayed on four levels.
As strange as it may seem, even Australian Federal Parliament members do not know. Among the Cabinet members, only a small number of 'initiates' have a vague idea of what this is all about. The only information source available to the public is the cross-checking done by private researchers such as Jimmy Guieu, following statements made by the United States or Australian magazines (always very short and terse paragraphs), and anything the locals may notice. "It is said that under Pine Gap is the deepest drilling hole in Australia - about 5 miles (more than 8,000 meters).