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By Kay Hooper

A spellbinding story of up to date suspense that starts with a mysterious homecoming and results in a shattering explosion of ardour, greed, and homicide. And all simply because a stranger says her identify is... Amanda.

Others have claimed to be Amanda Daulton, yet now a gorgeous, confident girl has stepped out of the shadows of the previous, insisting she's the lacking heiress to a multimillion-dollar fortune. One glance is all it takes to guarantee the relatives patriarch that she's his loved granddaughter. yet others on the really good Southern mansion referred to as Glory aren't as simply confident, others with a lot to lose from her unexpected reappearance. quickly suspicion erupts in a chilling try on her lifestyles, and after the nerve-racking ordeal, she starts to have flashes of a nightmarish imaginative and prescient. What, if something, occurred two decades in the past to force a mom and her nine-year-old daughter clear of their privileged existence? The fight to discover the elusive resolution exposes a daunting path of secrets—a path that leads shockingly to the current and to the enigmatic lady who calls herself... Amanda.

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It was now known throughout the breadth of our landthat the Government policy was faulty, that War Office and Admiralty organisation was a rotten make-believe, and, worst of all, that what critics had long ago said as to the inadequacy of our naval defence, even with the ships built under the programme of 1894, had now, alas proved to be true. The suspense was awful. Those who were now living in the peaceful atmospheres of their homes, surrounded by neighbours and friends m the centre of a great town, and feeling a sense of security, might within a few days be shot down°by French rifles, or mowed down brutally by gleaming Cossack shnshkas.

The posters containing the proclamation, which are always kept in readiness in the hands of officers commanding Eegimental Districts, were issued immediately, and exhibited on all public places throughout the kingdom. On the doors of town halls, churches, chapels, police stations, military barracks, and in the windows of post offices, these notices were posted Crowds everywhere collected to read within a few hours. Militia, them, and the greatest enthusiasm was displayed. Yeomanry, Volunteers, all were called out, and men on reading the Mobilisation Order lost no time in obtaining their accoutreThe national danger was ments and joining tlieir depots.

In one of the forts a man was standing in front of a small camera-obscura, on the glass of which were a number of mysterious marks. This glass reflected the water and the ships and as he stood by calmly with his hand upon a keyboard, he watched the reflections of the hostile vessels moving backwards and forwards over the glass. Suddenly he saw a French gunboat, after a series of smartly-executed manoeuvres, steaming straight over one of the marks, and, quick as lightning, his finger pressed one of the electric keys.

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