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Ashton-Kirk, Secret Agent

John Thomas McIntyre (1871-1951)

1. 00 - Introduction
2. 01 - Some Peculiar Circumstances
3. 02 - Ashton-Kirk Goes To Eastbury
4. 03 - An International Affair
5. 04 - The Taking Off of Dr. Morse
6. 05 - The Hound Strikes The Trail
7. 06 - The Visit of Okiu
8. 07 - The Methylene Stain
9. 08 - The House on Fordham Road
10. 09 - Okiu Once More
11. 10 - Some Startling Intelligence
12. 11 - A Ray of Light
13. 12 - Karkowsky Gets Some Attention
14. 13 - Old Nanon Speaks
15. 14 - Okiu Writes A Letter
16. 15 - Almost!
17. 16 - In The Dark
18. 17 - The Silhouettes
19. 18 - Gone!
20. 19 - The Taxi-Cab
21. 20 - Fresh Developments
22. 21 - The Man with the Decoration
23. 22 - The German Embassy Ball
24. 23 - What Von Stunnenberg Thought
25. 24 - Surprised!
26. 25 - Caught!
27. 26 - The Truth
28. 27 - Conclusion

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Those who have read "Ashton-Kirk, Investigator" will recall references to several affairs in which the United States government found the investigator's unusual powers of inestimable service. In such matters, tremendous interests often stand dangerously balanced, and the most delicate touch is required if they are not to be sent toppling. As Ashton-Kirk has said: "When a crisis arises between two of the giant modern nations, with their vast armies, their swift fleets, their dreadful engines of war, the hands which control their affairs must be steady, secret, and sure. Otherwise an unthinkable horror might be brought about." It frequently happens that such a crisis arises, the issue is joined and fought out to the bitter end, and the watchful public press never gets even a hint of it. Indeed, if the secret archives of the nations were thrown open for inspection, a long series of appalling dangers would be shown to have been passed by each—dangers arising from small and apparently remote things, but capable of swift and deadly growth. Experience, steady courage, and sure talent are required in dealing with such things; and these qualities Ashton-Kirk possesses in abundance. To be sure, the departments of the government have the "Secret Service" at their hand; but the specialist is called in when the general practitioner is at a loss, and he is as much a part of the structure as his regularly employed colleague. The adventure of the present story is only one of many to be told of Ashton-Kirk.



- Ashton Kirk, Secret Agent

The narrator is very articulate, his pronounciation is precise and clear, but life is too short to listen to this book, I managed five minutes and gave up.