Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

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A young woman with nothing to live for is persuaded to embark on a suicide mission to find a missing scientist... When a number of leading scientists disappear without trace, concern grows within the international intelligence community. Are they being kidnapped? Blackmailed? Brainwashed? One woman appears to have the key to the mystery. Unfortunately, Olive Betteron now lies in a hospital bed, dying from injuries sustained in a Moroccan plane crash. Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die...
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead, 1978, c1955
Edition: Greenway ed
ISBN: 9780007154906
Branch Call Number: M/CHR
Characteristics: 192 p. ;,21 cm


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Oct 07, 2017

It has an interesting start, but then slows down and gets dull until the end. I still enjoyed it and especially enjoyed this line, "And with long graceful steps Mademoiselle Maricot walked out of the small salon and out of the story". I think it amused me to have a character that didn't matter introduced and walk right out of a story.

EuSei Jan 12, 2016

Another good book, not my favorite, but a nice read. Some unlikely moments, but, hey, it's fiction! Well written as are all Mrs. Christie's books.

Apr 01, 2015

One of Christie's stand alone books, this one is mostly set in Morocco, Africa. Having just returned from that part of the world when I read this book, I was highly amused to see that much of the treatment of tourists really hasn’t changed.

This is one of the authors more action packed stories, combining elements of thriller, mystery and spy novels into one little book. Not perhaps the best of this authors books but enjoyable nonetheless.

Nov 07, 2014

a good book but not her best work but still enjoyed it

Aug 05, 2014

loved it. it was exciting and had a lot of plot twists. not a poirot or marple mystery, however. christie isn't as famous for her books that don't feature either of them, though they're just as good.

Sep 22, 2009

This is one of AC's better "adventure" stories.

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