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Persona non grata in England and Hong Kong, antiques expert Lovejoy escapes to America, where he must rely on the help of a destitute hooker and a streetwise eight year old to stay one step ahead of the law. Reprint.
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Still struggling to reclaim the magnificent form of Jade Woman (1989), in which incorrigibly corrupt antiques-dealer Lovejoy nosed about Hong Kong, Gash now turns to America for inspiration--with only so-so results. Eking out a livelihood in a Manhattan bar, Lovejoy is pressed into waiter service at the wealthy, more-than- slightly-crooked Aquilinas digs, where his ``divvy'' (i.e., divining) talents gain him entry into The Great California Game--an invitation-only, giant hustle that's guaranteed to make the winners multimillionaires. Quicker than he can tell paste from diamond, Lovejoy and his two new street-savvy chums--Magda the doorway whore and Zole the hot-goods kid--are on a cross-country romp (Chicago, New Orleans, L.A.) to set up the sting, while all around them love stories swirl and evolve (the maid/the bodyguard/etc.), two sisters crop up, and, naturally, the big score just seems to elude Lovejoy. A skimpy plot undercuts a wry love-letter to the States. As witty and knowledgeable as Gash can be, he hasn't much of a story to tell here. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From 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.
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