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1 BAGLEY, Desmond Windfall. First Edition in dustjacket .Signed
Collins, London , 1982, ISBN:000222349X 
BAGLEY, Desmond. Windfall. London : Collins, 1982. First Edition. Pp (6),7-320. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. Desmond Bagley (1923-1983), was a British journalist and novelist principally known for a series of best-selling thrillers. "Jan Willem Hendrykxx's legacy amounted to a staggering 40 million; 34 million to go to an agricultural college in Kenya's Rift Valley, and the remaining 6 million to be divided equally between the mysterious benefactor's only discovered living descendants: Dirk Hendriks, a South African, and Henry Hendrix, a young drop-out living in California. "Max Stafford, head of Stafford Secrity Consultants in London, gets involved in the ensuing events for two reasons: one is that Dirk Hendriks happens to be the husband of a dear friend; the other is the sudden disappearance in London of Ben Hardin, an American detective, whose account of his assignment to track down Henry Hendrix and deliver him to his recent employer arrouses Stafford's suspicion. The trail leads to Kenya and the obscure agricultural college at Ol Njorowa which has benefitted from old Hendrykxx's millions. What is the source of those millions? [...] another of his inimitable thrillers, but he also produced a thoughtful novel about present-day Kenya;a novel of insight and humour that explores the intricate relationships of the Africans, Asians and Europeans who live and work there, and share a co mmon love of their country." - from the dj flap. A few smudges to front flyleaf, else very good in dustjacket (short tear to front fold). Signed, without inscription, by the author on the title-page. 40.00

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