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Paperback Getaway Book

ISBN: 1558820841

ISBN13: 9781558820845


(Part of the The Saint (#9) Series and Le Saint (#6) Series)

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The Saint is on holiday in Austria and promising to behave himself, but when he sees a man being attacked by thugs, he feels obliged to intervene. The stranger seems remarkably ungrateful, and soon... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Saint Saga #09

The Saint and Patricia are in Innsbruck with their publisher friend Monty Hayward: in England there is rather more evidence against Simon than is good for him, and he resolves to behave himself and avoid any more trouble. Until, strolling along the Rennweg, which runs beside the Inn, they come across a small harmless-looking man being assaulted by several toughs. They virtuously rescue the little man and throw the toughs into the river. Unfortunately, it turns out that the toughs are policemen, and the little man is involved in a plot that leads the Saint into one of his best adventures, engulfing Monty in the process and careering around Austria and Germany at a breathless pace. But most pleasurable of all is the return of the character who is Charteris's best villain, the one whom Simon previously crossed swords with in The Last Hero and again in Knight Templar - Crown Prince Rudolf. It must be admitted that the means by which Rudolf's motives are finally revealed depends on a coincidence of mind-boggling proportions; but one which, after 307 pages of nonstop entertainment, I at least am willing to forgive. I've owned this book for over forty years, and I never tire of re-reading it. (It no doubt also greatly pleased Charteris's publisher friend with whom he used to kick around plot ideas - one Monty Haydon.) Variously published as "Getaway" and "The Saint's Getaway". P.S. For a list of -- and discussion of -- all Charteris's Saint books, see my So You'd Like To... Guide.

The Saint vs Prince Rudolf, the Final Round

This is the third and the final round of the Saint vs his arch-enemies, Rayt Marius and Prince Rudolf, although Marius doesn't appear on this book. The first is "The Last Hero" and the second is "Knight Templar". Also, this is just after "The Saint vs Scotland Yard" in which the Saint decided to leave England. He goes to Europe where he unexpectedly meets the Prince again.It's a little pity that Rayt Marius doesn't appear on this book. That doesn't mean I prefer Marius to Rudolf. On the contrary, I like Prince Rudolf far better. He is the most attractive enemy; the man of velvet and steel, sleek as a sword-blade, always suave and inhumanly calm. Still, I wanted the Saint to settle not only with Rudolf, but also with Marius.Anyway, I greatly enjoyed the story. It's a splendid tale of adventure and chase; thrilling, fast-paced, full of actions and wits. The showdown is so breath-taking! I'm terribly sorry this is really the final round.

Also known as Getaway.

Ever wonder what the bishop said to the actress? Or what happened to Prince Rudolf after The Last Hero? Or where the Saint and Patricia Holm went after the diamond hijack in The Saint vs. Scotland Yard? The Saint has been good for three whole weeks, until a gang of toughs starts beating up an old man on a Bavarian country road... but why is the old man so unpleasant about being rescued? And why is Prince Rudolf getting involved? The Saint takes it as a sign that his swashbuckling days are not over yet.If possible, you should read the following Saint books in publication order first: The Last Hero (a.k.a. The Saint Closes the Case), The Avenging Saint (a.k.a. Knight Templar), and The Saint vs Scotland Yard. (All three of them were republished as part of The Saint: Five Complete Novels by Avenel Press in 1983, if you can find it.)
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