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Summary

When a number of leading scientists disappear without a 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.

©1955 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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"A first class thriller." ( Birmingham Post)
"Nothing should be taken for granted." ( Spectator)

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Red haired are the best

loved this story. Loved the heroine. Couldn't stop listening. Emilia is such a good narrator.

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Agatha Christie just got better!

Have been an Agatha Christie fan from a very young age reading her books time & time again, but due to eye problems I listened to several of my favourite A.Christie books through Audible read by Emelia Fox...she has put life & dare I say even more enjoyment into them all once again!
Keep it up Audible & Emelia....

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Great read

I really enjoyed this book ,it was a smashing plot .and it was read beautifully by miss fox .

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A Christie thriller

(*a few spoilers*)

This is one of Christie’s lesser-known novels - a standalone spy thriller featuring atomic scientists working in a secure complex high in the Atlas Mountains. Political intrigue, atmospheric descriptions of Casablanca, Marrakesh and Fez, a crazed genius with a dystopian vision and a heroine in the form of a middle-class housewife who is approached by MI5 to enter this world as a British spy under an assumed identity, never knowing who she can trust. A superb read and one I return to every few years when in the mood for atmosphere, intrigue and danger. I am transported to North Africa within a few pages. Were Christie writing this today, she might possibly weave a more climactic escape scene.

Thoroughly recommend, especially if you want to stay within the Christie canon but have recently over-indulged on your beloved Poirot, as I so often do!

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Destination Unknown

Good, not as great as Poirot, but as a stand alone novel it I enjoyed it. Brilliantly narrated by Emilia Fox who brings unique voices to each character.

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simply brilliant

another great Agatha Christie. can listen to these stories over and over they never get old or boring

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An enjoyable story.

I enjoyed this Agatha Christie story. Entertaining with enough twists to keep it entertaining. I guessed a few of the plot lines but still had enough surprises to entertain. I enjoyed the different view of travel just after the war that modern authors would miss.

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A good version

I've always loved this book, and this is a good reading by Emilia Fox. Good characterisation and she's easy to listen to.

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Couldn’t stop listening

This is one of my favourites and I have heard most of Agatha’s
Highly recommended