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The False Faces

The False Faces by Louis Joseph Vance
By: (1879-1933)

This is the second book in the Lone Wolf series. Michael Lanyard had turned his back on his career as gentleman-thief and started a respectable life, when World War I wrecks his life. With his family dead and the spy Ekstrom alive after all, his special skills as the Lone Wolf are needed once more, this time in the war behind enemy lines. But again, there is a mysterious woman involved...

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THE FALSE FACES

FURTHER ADVENTURES FROM THE HISTORY OF THE LONE WOLF

BY LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE

1918

CONTENTS

I Out of No Man's Land

II From a British Port

III In the Barred Zone

IV In Deep Waters

V On the Banks

VI Under Suspicion

VII In Stateroom 29

VIII Off Nantucket

IX Sub Sea

X At Base

XI Under the Rose

XII Resurrection

XIII Reincarnation

XIV Defamation

XV Recognition

XVI Au Printemps

XVII Finesse

XVIII Danse Macabre

XIX Force Majeure

XX Riposte

XXI Question

XXII Chicane

XXIII Amnesty

I

OUT OF NO MAN'S LAND

On the muddy verge of a shallow little pool the man lay prone and still, as still as those poor dead whose broken bodies rested all about him, where they had fallen, months or days, hours or weeks ago, in those grim contests which the quick were wont insensately to wage for a few charnel yards of that debatable ground.

Alone of all that awful company this man lived and, though he ached with the misery of hunger and cold and rain drenched garments, was unharmed.

Ever since nightfall and a brisk skirmish had made practicable an undetected escape through the German lines, he had been in the open, alternately creeping toward the British trenches under cover of darkness and resting in deathlike immobility, as he now rested, while pistol lights and star shells flamed overhead, flooding the night with ghastly glare and disclosing in pitiless detail that two hundred yard ribbon of earth, littered with indescribable abominations, which set apart the combatants... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 29, 2015
Subject: False Faces
Another good story by Vance, a shame that there are so many narrators it is distracting and the recording of 19 is so terrible I skipped it completely.
Reviewer: - November 5, 2013
Subject: Captivating
I quite enjoy Vance's writing, in particular the Lone Wolf series. This offered no disappointment. Well written, well recorded. Highly recommend.


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