The Spanish Prisoner Author:Frank Gruber Ex-FBI man Ryker is vacationing in Spain, trying to forget his part in a bank robbery case that led to a woman's suicide. He and Spanish Count Nolino, a resident at his hotel, receive identical letters, from a man who claims to be a prinoner in a castle dungeon, being tortured to reveal the whereabouts of a fortune in Spanish gold. Ryker recog... more »nizes this as one of thew world's oldest rackets, the Spanish Prisoner swindle, but he is intrigued. He decideds to find out who wrote the letters and why.
The trail leads him down a byroad to a Spanish castle and a gruesome murder, to Monte Carlo, to Czechoslovakia, back to the California bank robbedry, and eventually to a torture rack in an authentic Spanish dungeon.
THE SPANISH PRISONER is a fast-paced tale that will be a favorite with the thousands of Gruber fans and anyone looking for a good story set against a colorful background.« less