The Cave

The Cave

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Respectable geologist Egon Wagter has always found the amoral Axel van de Graaf's charisma difficult to resist. But from their first meeting as adolescents on a field trip to Belgium, when three lives became inextricably linked in the caves of La Roche, he has never yet allowed himself to be drawn into his friend's criminal life. Instead he has kept his independence, preferring to learn about Axel's exploits as a drug baron from the papers. Now his life as a family man is in tatters and the escape route offered by an expedition to South America lacks only $40,000 to become a reality. So here he is, far from home in a South East Asian country where the penalty for running drugs is death, running drugs for Axel, but maybe also on the brink of finally understanding the secret of the cave and the love that might have been.

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 189g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747556237
  • 9780747556237
  • 1,235,165

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'Krabbe's carefully constructed narrative has a geometry so precise that the patterns buried under the surface emerge only in the final pages' New York Times 'Full of beautiful coincidences, epiphanies, turning points and roads not taken' Los Angeles Times

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About Tim Krabbe

Tim Krabbe is a chess as well as a cycling enthusiast and one of Holland's leading writers. His many books include the noir novels The Vanishing and The Cave. He lives in Amsterdam. Sam Garrett, a former wire-service correspondent, is the translator of The Rider, also by Tim Krabbe and The Gates of Damascus by Lieve Joris.

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