“You are a lovely woman,” he said casually. “I’m beginning to be glad that I agreed to this arrangement. You must understand this is not usually the way I do business, but your offer was simply too intriguing to be dismissed out of hand. I’m still skeptical, however, about the ultimate wisdom. Johnny owes me a great deal of money.” She looked at him with a twinge of fear in her eyes.
Lord Malinov, Journals of Lord Malinov