Lovejoy in America... and in trouble again
Lovejoy is working - illegally of course - in a New York bar, but nothing can keep him from his beloved antiques. The divvie's casual recognition of zircons paraded as priceless diamonds starts him on a trail leading him to the deadly mysteries of the highest stakes card game in America.
But first Lovejoy has to buy himself into the game. Enlisting the help of a Manhatten hooker and a gun-toting seven year old, he sets about raising a sum from museums, auction houses and private collectors using his usual desperate wiles.
But by the time he reaches California, he realises that it is not only his hard-earnt mega-bucks on the table, but his own sweet skin.
Praise for Jonathan Gash:
'Irrepressible... bounteous entertainment' Sunday Times
'Lovejoy is up to his old tricks again... compelling stuff' Today
'Unabashedly amoral, witty and crammed with treasures of every sort... Pure, unadulterated Lovejoy' Publishers Weekly
Gash's 14th Lovejoy mystery finds the hero, still on the run from British authorities, in New York as an illegal immigrant, his penchant for antiques once again involving him with mysterious doings.