Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Man Who Counts, Chapter II

Eric Wace is the Solar Spice & Liquor Company factor on Diomedes, a post held by David Falkayn on Garstang's and by Emil Dalmady on Suleiman. Because Nicholas van Rijn promotes by results, Falkayn becomes a trade pioneer team leader and Dalmady becomes an entrepreneur so what will become of Wace, whose progess is less rapid? He expects an eventual executive post back on Earth.

We have here a variation on the cover of The Van Rijn Method, with a slightly different image of van Rijn. SSL is PLC 2987165 II. PLC could mean Public Limited Company but here means Polesotechnic League Company, I think. The three people on the sinking skycruiser (see previous post) are Wace, van Rijn and Lady Sandra Tamarin from Hermes, Falkayn's home planet. The plot thickens, somewhat.

These are details soon forgotten after reading a novel but my present purpose is to note as many interesting and interconnected details as possible while simultaneously reading the second Modesty Blaise novel. See here.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Hi, Paul!

I would like to have seen a picture of Old Nick fatter and with those greasy curled ringlets he fancied so much! (Smiles)