- ISBN: 9780792762539 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 0792762533 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 26 min.)) : digital.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : AudioGO : 2009.
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Read by Stephen R. Thorne.
Some people will do anything for money.Mavis St. Paul had been a rich man's mistress. Now she was a corpse. And every cop in New York City was hunting for the two-bit punk accused of putting a knife in her. But the punk was innocent. He'd been set up to take the fall by some cutie who was too clever by half. My job? Find that cutie-before the cutie found me.
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From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Around the time the late Roger Zelazny's masterpiece, the Amber Chronicles series, was launched in 1970 with the landmark Nine Princes in Amber, the author penned a book outside the bounds of his usual fantasy genre. This never-before-published novel falls solidly within the spy-thriller category. However, the main character, Ovid Wiley, with his less-than-respectable background as an art smuggler and dealer, could almost be a prototypical Indiana Jones, sans the cornball movie-serial overtones but with an extra dollop of Indy's preternatural good luck. When Wiley's former partner turns up dead on his art gallery floor, the NYPD likes Wiley for the crime; then the CIA shows up, promising to make the murder charge go away if Wiley will help track a renegade Vatican priest. Plot twists galore ensue, as Zelazny orchestrates the whole in high style. The jaunty first-person narrative, the wry wit, and a very light touch of the paranormal will appeal to hard-boiled crime fans as well as the huge base of Zelazny readers. The author's son, Trent, supplies an afterword.--Swanson, Elliott Copyright 2009 Booklist