A Bid for Fortune
by Guy Boothby
Publisher: D. Appleton and Co. 1895
Number of pages: 334
Richard Hatteras, on holiday in Sydney, rescues a lovely young woman in distress, the start of a series of events that sees him falling in love and becoming ever more entangled in the machinations of the shadowy Doctor Nikola, villain, gentleman, and occult adventurer, who will stop at nothing to steal his prize.
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