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The French Letter

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A Novel

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Comment from Melody Koch
Exceptional
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Wow, I was captivated at every turn in the story. Even though I have not read any of the other chapters I am willing to bet they are as good as this one. I wouldn't change a thing, it inspired me to write more stories and book chapters.

 Comment Written 31-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2020
    Very many thanks for your review, Melody, and for the six stars. Much appreciated. Sorry for the late response. I've just got back from spending a week with my daughter up in Queensland. All good wishes, Tony
reply by Melody Koch on 03-Feb-2020
    Your welcome! I loved it
Comment from Carl DeVere
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Very well done. it's always a tribute to good writing when you can step into a chapter, after 109 chapters have preceded it, and still find a good stand-alone tale. This has a very good "feel" for the setting of the story.

 Comment Written 31-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2020
    Very many thanks for your review, Carl, and for your kind words. Sorry for the late response. I've just got back from spending a week with my daughter up in Queensland. All good wishes, Tony
Comment from Pam (respa)
Exceptional
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-I could write this review with one word, Tony, WOW!!!!
-You didn't leave out even a tiny detail as you laid out
all of these plans, and the attempt to thwart them by Ash.
-It figures that Jeanne had no qualms
when it came to Helen and Kayla.
-Even Chaprasi proved invaluable
to the whole scheme-quite a clever ploy there!
-I found the background about the knife very
interesting when learning how sacred it was, and how it
also had magical powers when used against an enemy.
-Of course, Charles being Charles, had to continue his
little surprise theory one step too far, but hopefully is forgiven.
-Now we wait to see how Bisto will fare with Ash,
but at least Chaprasi is with him.
-We also have to hope that Charles reaches Kayla and
Helen in time, and that Jeanne is not able to thwart the plans.
-I'd say Charles has quite a lot on his plate at the moment.
-This is probably your best chapter, deserving of ten golden stars!!



 Comment Written 30-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2020
    Very many thanks for your review, Pam, and for the six stars. I'm beginning to feel that this is all coming together at last. I should be able to wrap it up in another two or three posts. Little or no time to do any writing when up in Queensland, but I did manage to write the best part of a chapter on each of the two flights.
    All well with Anna and Henry. Dave now back from California and Pablito just has another few days in quarantine in Melbourne before they can fly him up to rejoin the family.
reply by Pam (respa) on 03-Feb-2020
    You are welcome for the stars and review, Tony. I am glad to hear about the progress of the story, and glad the family is doing well, and will soon be re-united with Pablito.
Comment from rspoet
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Hello Tony,
You've touched all the bases and lit all the fuses in this excellent chapter.
Very good surprise appearance of Chaprasi, "any friend of Mozama is a friend of mine." Loyalty runs true.
So now we know the briefcase isn't rigged with explosives, just a signal to the French Air Force.
Excellent reintroduction of the Markhor in the handle of the dagger of revenge.
It's good Minaxi is there, else Charles would likely be lost in the mountains.
It seem the confrontation draws closer. I see readers anxiously turning to the next chapter.
Very well done
Robert


 Comment Written 30-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2020
    Very many thanks for your review, Robert, and for the six stars. Minaxi does need to lend Charles a helping hand on the first part of his journey.
    Sorry for the late response. I've just got back from spending a week with my daughter up in Queensland. All good wishes, Tony
Comment from w.j.debi
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Well, Ash did seem to be hiding something and now we see what it is.
Now we get some action going and it seems that Charles must hurry.

Good job demonstrating Charles' lack of cultural sensitivity. It's the small things that can lead to big misunderstandings. He needs to be careful as he is on dangerous ground already and needs all the allies he can get.

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2020
    Very many thanks for your review, Debi. Sorry for the late response. I've just got back from spending a week with my daughter up in Queensland. All good wishes, Tony
Comment from Relda Halbert
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Tony, what an entertaining read. Rich plot with tension rising all the way through. Just the right amount of humor. The words aand phrases spoken by Chaprasi, Mozama, Minaxi and Geeta, all had a muscical 'ring' to them ... very appropriate to their characters.
And I loved the word 'scarper.' That's a new one for me. Great word.
Well done.
God bless and my bless,
Relda

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2020
    Very many thanks for your review, Relda, and for your kind words. Much appreciated.
    Sorry for the late response. I've just got back from spending a week with my daughter up in Queensland.
    All good wishes, Tony
Comment from Shirley McLain
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Hi Tony, I believe this is the first chapter I have read of this story. I found the chapter held my interest and your characters are strong. The dialogue is very good. I look forward to reading more. Shirley

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 30-Jan-2020
    Thanks, Shirley. Good of you to drop by to read and review this chapter. I appreciate your positive comments. Glad you enjoyed it. All good wishes, Tony.
Comment from Shannnon E. Peters
Exceptional
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This is a good, old fashioned adventure. Good movement and pace, excellent detailing. The story is just nicely done, all around. I thoroughly enjoyed the character portayals and could sense the characters' surroundings in each moment.

 Comment Written 29-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 29-Jan-2020
    What very supportive and encouraging comments. Thank you so much, Shannnon! I appreciate the sixth star, too. All good wishes, Tony
Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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This is a good chapter with many details and much action, Tony. Kayla's actions--especially with the money in the briefcase--make her look suspicious. Mozama seems to becoming a major player. Thanks for sharing, Respectfully, Jan

 Comment Written 29-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 29-Jan-2020
    Very many thanks for your continued support and comments,Jan. Much appreciated, as always. All good wishes, Tony.
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written chapter. Surprisingly the money was taken by Kayla who was clever enough to know not to trigger the explosion device.

Typo
Mozama and Geeda(Geeta) had their arms around each other's shoulders as we waved goodbye.

 Comment Written 29-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 29-Jan-2020
    Thank you so much for your review, Sandra, and for picking up my typo. Much appreciated! All good wishes, Tony.