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Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff, 256 pp, RL 4

Delilah Dirk and the Pillar of Hercules by Tony Cliff Review Copy from FirstSecond Story: The International Mistress of Swordsmanship is back and ready for adventure, as always. And, with Erdemoglu Selim at her side, she is unstoppable, despite her impulsive and occasionally self-centered nature. As this third book in the series begins in Turkey, the duo fall into their next exploit while battling a local magistrate, Küçuk who happens to have discovered an ancient ruins that he has yet to explore. A guest of Küçuk, the Dutch (yellow) journalist Laurens Van Hassel, easily convinces Delilah and Selim to travel with hi to the site to explore, all the while sending stories of their exploits back home to the Weekly Observer. As the stories go to print, Delilah's nemesis, Jason Merrick, hunts her down. The site proves to be the remains of lost civilization that met a ruinous end, one that Van Hassel has invited political and military leaders from all over to visit and bid on. Merrick's…

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