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It seems that the "Latin nations" of that Reads somewhat like a movie script, I could actually see the action played out in my head on an old black and white television set. Classically interesting, fast-paced, filled with oodles of characters, a page-turning mystery. This was a fun story, but was also one of the rare times when reading it a century or so late is a negative -- because its best qualities have been reused by so many other authors!
Still, it was a great tete-a-tete between two very sharp minds, with twists and turns, international intrigue, and Considering when it was written, it was an interesting concept-geopolitically-that could almost be a foreshadowing for today's world.
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Elusive Isabel, by Jacques Futrelle
Her brother, an inventor, has devised a secret weapon by which missiles can be fired from submarines see also depth charge which will, it is hoped, secure military domination over the rest of the world. Members of the U. Secret Service , who have been alerted, are assigned to prevent the signing of this "Latin compact" and bring to justice those involved who have no diplomatic immunity.
One young representative named Grimm, however, although absolutely loyal to his government, falls in love with the beautiful foreign agent, Thorne. In the end Thorne, who reciprocates her admirer's love, becomes estranged from her employer, the Italian government, because she does not want Grimm, who has been captured by the conspirators and knows all their secrets, to be murdered.
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Stripped of all her power and possessions, she unites with him at the end of the novel, no longer elusive. A trivial novel in its time, [ citation needed ] Elusive Isabel is now in the public domain. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elusive Isabel First edition. Hidden categories: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with LibriVox links All stub articles.