Thursday, June 14, 2012
Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie
30. Destination Unknown
by Agatha Christie
library book seven
Nook book 10
I don't know why more agencies in real life don't do as Agatha did in this book. A young woman wants to kill herself. A spy fellow offers her a dangerous job. Since she wants to die anyway, why not do it in a way that may help the world? Hilary Craven's child has died, and her husband has left her. She is understandably at the edge of despair with nothing to live for and no will to go on. She accepts the reasonable offer, and changes her life in the process.
This book is yet another one that had me shaking my head in amazement at Agatha. The woman can go from writing about a sweet little lady in a garden to a thrilling espionage story worthy of Ian Fleming's James Bond tales.
The place Hilary ends up is in fact right out of a James Bond story. It is a compound in the Atlas Mountains, supposedly a leper colony.
The book also had a feel of The Prisoner, the old British tv show where life is seemingly perfect. All is taken care of. But no one can leave.
Another most satisfying book from Agatha Christie.