HOKIA Manny Rayner novel based on Shibumi
The bell rang three times, two short and one long. It was the signal they'd agreed on.
" said Rayner. "La porte est ouverte.
The man entered hesitantly, looking around with evident curiosity at the apartment's simple but costly furnishings. An elderly Chinese servant glided up to him, discreetly took his heavy winter coat, and left again without uttering a word. The man cleared his throat. The rest of this review is in my book What Pooh Might Have Said to Dante and Other Futile Speculations