Fool's Gold

Sequence of author: The destroyer(№52)
Keywords: Chiun Destroyer Remo

Fool's Gold

Warren Murphy
Richard Sapir

Detective science fiction

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DESTROYER 52: FOOL'S GOLD Copyright (c) 1983 by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy FOOL'S GOLD One She did not expect to see death. She had enough problems with heights. She asked the guide if the ropes were steady, and if he would be steady at the other end. "Lady," said the guide, "I got hands of steel and a spine of platinum." "What does a spine of platinum mean?" "It means don't worry, lady, you ain't gonna fall." Dr. Terri Pomfret looked up toward the top of the cave. Without a flashlight, she couldn't even see the top of the arched cavern. Some visiting British spelunkers had crawled up there a month ago while exploring these caves of Albemarle County in North Carolina. They had been going along the ceiling, driving spike after spike, when they came across it. It was a plaque, some kind of metal, chiseled into the stone. They had made a hasty, sloppy rubbing of the stone. No one could identify the writing until it got to Terri Pomfret's office at...

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