Aiding and Abetting: A Novel by Muriel Spark

By Muriel Spark

In Aiding and Abetting, the doyenne of literary satire has written a wickedly fun and subversive novel round the true-crime case of 1 of England’s so much infamous uppercrust scoundrels and the “aiders and abetters” who saved him at the loose.

When Lord Lucan walks into psychiatrist Hildegard Wolf’s Paris workplace, there's one challenge: she already has a sufferer who says he’s Lucan, the fugitive assassin who bludgeoned his children’s nanny in a botched try to kill his spouse. As Dr. Wolf units approximately finding out which of her sufferers, if both, is the genuine Lucan, she reveals herself in a fierce conflict of wills and an exhilarating chase throughout Europe. for somebody is deceiving anyone, and it can be the great health professional, who, regardless of her unorthodox healing procedure (she talks ordinarily approximately her personal life), has a sinister earlier, too.

Exhibiting Muriel Spark’s boundless mind's eye and biting wit, Aiding and Abetting is a brisk, shrewdpermanent, and deliciously exciting story via one in every of Britain’s maximum residing novelists.

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He sensed their physical aggression bubbling just below the surface. ‘Make a start and tell us how you were financing the bomber, Imaad Wafeeq,’ said Andy. ’ shouted Mike. ‘I think I’ve been set up,’ replied Rafi. ’ There was silence. ’ ‘Go on,’ said Andy, looking nonplussed. ‘Thursday before last, I received a phone call from, Callum Burns, a financials analyst at Landin Young. He’s fantastically good at his job and I’ve been one of his best clients. ’ asked Mike. ’ ‘They look after other peoples’ money,’ replied Andy.

We will win and you will lose,’jeered Mike. Rafi felt sick with fear. His stomach churned. What was he caught up in? The evidence against him was impressive and the only explanation he could find was that someone had gone to a significant amount of trouble to implicate him. But why? All he could think of was the research that Callum and he had been working on, but what the hell was the link? ’ asked Andy. ’ added Mike. How long would it be before they started getting really rough? Soon, thought Rafi.

Rafi went cold. How the hell had he managed to forget to tell his interrogators that Callum was dead? In the interrogation room he was like a rabbit caught in the headlights. He had to think carefully. When was he going to tell them that Callum had given him a USB memory stick, with files showing the shareholders’ lists and the work that they had done on the two suspect companies? Rafi was jolted back to reality. There, standing in the door frame, was the ugly guard again, staring at Rafi lying in a sea of cold, inedible food.

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