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The Green Rust by Edgar Wallace

Finished On:12th of February

Edition Details:
Format : e-book

First Sentence:
I don't know whether there's a law that stops my doing this, Jim; but if there is, you've got to get round it.

John Millinborn is a wealthy man but he's mortally ill. He has only one living relative left, his niece, Olivia Cresswell. He wants to leave his everything to the niece but doesn't wants her to be followed by gold diggers after she receives the money,as was the case with his sister Mary and which resulted in Mary being married to a scamp who spend every thing, Mary owned and left her and her daughter alone. So to protect his niece, he asks his lawyer and friend John Kitson to look
after Olivia and asks him to not tell her about her inheritance until she is married to an honest guy. And he also gives him the responsibility to check whether she is marrying the right kind of guy.
John Millinborn meanwhile is murdered and the suspect is a tramp who was seen a few hours before murder took place in the estate. Who was the tramp??What was his reason for coming into the estate??

Meanwhile, the war has ended and Germany has been humiliated by the allied forces. Dr Van Heerden who was present when John took ill has a plan that would restore  Germany to its former glory. He has a weapon called The Green Rust.
What's the Green Rust??
What's his plan ????
And why he has sudden interest in the well being of a girl??
You'll have to read the book for finding out the answers.

It was an entertaining read. There were two plots in the book and they kept me intrigued. I liked the book but i felt the end part of the book lacked some luster as compared to the rest of the book. In all it was an engrossing and entertaining read.
I also liked the weapon that Van Heerden has devised.I felt it was a unique and intelligent thing that a villain had devised for bringing a country to its knees and without much bloodshed.
Recommended for people who like detective fiction and one looking for a quick read.

The book is in public domain and you can download the book from the following links:
Project Gutenberg link for The Green Rust
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For online reading you can visit the following links:
Project gutenberg link for reading online The Green Rust
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