SWITZERLAND: Murder, Foreign Style

In making plenty of money in his lifetime, burly Marcel Leopold made plenty of enemies too. Finding the methodical business world of his native Switzerland too tame, Leopold went to China in the '30s to try his hand at turning a quick yen. As a big-time race-track and gambling operator, he made enough to build himself a skyscraper in Tientsin, and when the Communists took over, he was tough enough to endure 2½ years in a Red jail before they extracted all his profits.

Returning to Switzerland, dead broke but ahum with ideas, Leopold was unable to persuade strait-laced local...

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