This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)
|Title:||The Channay Syndicate|
|Publisher:||Wyman & Sons, Ltd.|
Gilbert Channay has been in prison for 3 years after being convicted of financial fraud. He was betrayed by his partners in the Channay Syndicate, who had hoped to steal from him stock worth millions. Revenge is the only thing on his mind when he is released from prison. His partners in the Siamese syndicate have double crossed him but many are now broke and want the shares which have become valuable.
The retired policeman, Martin Fogg, mysteriously appears on the night Channay is released from prison, knowing too much about Channay's business. He helps Channay escape an attempt on his life, and keeps turning up at crucial times.
The plot is the story of Channay's revenge against each of the former members of the syndicate. In various intriquing and clever ways he manages to humble them all. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Oppenheim, E. Phillips
E. Phillips Oppenheim, in full Edward Phillips Oppenheim (born Oct. 22, 1866, London, Eng.—died Feb. 3, 1946, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, U.K.), internationally popular British author of novels and short stories dealing with international espionage and intrigue.
After leaving school at age 17 to help in his father's leather business, Oppenheim wrote in his spare time. His first novel, Expiation (1887), and subsequent thrillers caught the fancy of a wealthy New York businessman who bought out the leather business at the turn of the century and made Oppenheim a high-salaried director. He was thus freed to devote the major part of his time to writing. The novels, volumes of short stories, and plays that followed, totaling more than 150, were peopled with sophisticated heroes, adventurous spies, and dashing noblemen. Among his well-known works are The Long Arm of Mannister (1910), The Moving Finger (1911), and The Great Impersonation (1920).--Encyclopaedia Britannica.
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