By Erle Stanley Gardner

ISBN-10: 0345323173

ISBN-13: 9780345323170

Legal legal professional and all-time number one secret writer Erle Stanley Gardner wrote just about one hundred fifty novels that experience offered three hundred million copies around the world. His most well liked books starred the incomparable attorney-sleuth Perry Mason. And the 1st time the realm heard the identify Perry Mason was once in 1933 with the e-book of the radical that has turn into a permanent classic...

The Case of the Velvet Claws

Thanks to a bungled theft at a complicated inn, the already-married Eva Griffin has been stuck within the corporation of a well known congressman. to guard the politico, Eva's able to pay the editor of a sleazy tabloid his hush cash. yet Perry Mason has different plans. He tracks down the phantom fats cat who secretly runs the blackmailing tabloid -- in basic terms to find a stunning scoop.

By the time Mason's comely customer ultimately comes fresh, her husband has taken a bullet within the middle. Now Perry Mason has offerings: signify the crafty widow in her wrangle for the lifeless man's funds -- or take the rap for homicide.

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She pressed a hand against the soreness spreading across her left side. Her ribs ached, but her hand came away from the bruised area dry. She blinked and looked around and found that another body had struck her, its head still in her lap, eyes staring emptily upward. She shoved it away and scooted back. Far more people than seemed possible still stood, huddling against each other. As she watched, a few more fell, bodies twitching under the deafening gunfire. Mia had never seen anything like this.

The bolt of energy smacked against his head, kicking him backward. His weapon rattled across the floor. Mia slumped against the cabinet, her right arm a length of agony, each breath like the pinch of giant fingers. She felt clammy, and the bright black and silver pinpoints danced more frantically, growing in number. ” The transport drone had rolled alongside her. She blinked at it, wondering at the slight panic she heard in its voice, and wondered why a drone would panic. Then she remembered that it was being run by the RI, which was positronic.

44 MIRAGE “Sorry for being rude,” Hammis said. ” “Forget it. ” “Partly,” Hammis said. “We’ve got a hard programmed back-up helping. It took time to bypass all the systems the RI has—had—direct control of. A few things are run by imbedded hardware and none of that seemed affected at all. There are still functions we can’t operate now, like traffic control. All shuttle service has been suspended for the time being, but we have to get that back on-line soon—” “All right, we can take care of that much,” Derec said.

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