Dave Delano, thief and conman, has just served five years of a ten-year sentence for robbery in Florida State Penitentiary. He decides to do one last job to see him right for the rest of his life: robbing the carrier of the United Yacht Transport.
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Phillip Kerr has been called "Michael Crichton's smarter brother" due to his wide- ranging intelligence and technical knowledge. Dave Delano, the protagonist of this lively thriller, is an American who's educated himself in prison--serving a sentence for a manslaughter he didn't commit. Newly fluent in Russian, he's intrigued by the idea of redistributing wealth, particularly the Mafia's. His plan is to hijack a transatlantic transport ferry/yacht being used to smuggle drug money and to divert the dollars into his very own bank in the former Soviet Union. It all seems flawless until he meets another Grand Duke passenger who's looking to score: Kate Fury, a gorgeous FBI agent who's been tracking cocaine from Colombia to Miami to the European playgrounds of the rich and expecting the biggest collar of her career. What happens when they cross paths is the stuff of a funny, violent and oddly romantic caper. The plot twists fast enough to satisfy even die-hard Elmore Leonard fans and turns on double-dealing, false identities and misunderstood motives, without letting the humour get in the way of the action. -- Jane Adams
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0091801656