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The Betrayer by Domini Wiles

The Betrayer by Domini Wiles

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The Betrayer

by Domini Wiles

Collins, 1979 [First Edition], ISBN 0002220598, hardcover, dustjacket, 

Very Good Condition, ex-library ( stickers and stamps to inside front and back covers, stamp to half-title page) minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with minor crumpling and sunned spine (see photographs) 

'Max Lancing was a jeweller of repute, whose already extensive business was only the front for a far more profitable trade in illicit diamonds.  The insurance company would always cover losses in his legitimate business but when a gang of armed men broke into the shop, held Lancing and his mistress at gun-point and demanded the contents of the safe hidden in the cellar below, his livelihood, indeed his life itself, was put at risk.  The safe had a time-lock which could only be over-ridden if Lancing's partner was also present, so for twenty-four hours of intolerable tension intruders and victims confronted each other, first in the cramped quarters of the shop, then in the luxury of Lancing's suburban home.'

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