The Cold War's boiling over. Global tensions are near the breaking point. So what's the perfect assignment for a super-spy who hasn't slept since the Korean conflict? A fun-filled trip to the Montreal World's Fair!
The adorable little girl he's escorting—who, under different circumstances, would be sitting on the Lithuanian throne—can hardly contain her excitement, but it isn't all playtime for Evan Tanner. Some mysterious disappearances, apparently linked to the fair's Cuban exhibition, need to be looked into.
Keeping his mind on business, however, won't be easy after an insatiable lovely in a tiger skin falls into Tanner's arms, and a mother lode of dangerous drugs falls into his lap. But the biggest, deadliest suprise is the terrorist plot Tanner's tumbling into, and he'll have to think and act quickly to prevent the visiting queen of England from being blown to smithereens.
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Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.From AudioFile:
Evan Michael Tanner may be a spy-maybe not. The only Tanner certainties are his permanent insomnia (his sleep center was destroyed in the Korean War), his support of underdogs and revolutionaries, and his unfailing ability to get into more trouble with less effort than anyone. It's 1967. Tanner's adopted daughter wants to visit the Montreal Expo. However, Canada suspects Tanner of being a terrorist. When the two cross the border illegally, the insanity begins. Narrator Nick Sullivan is a winner. He nails each of Tanner's sardonic throwaway lines. Sullivan turns run-ins with the Mounties, some dastardly Cubans, and a Québecois separatists' cell into high farce. His Canadian accents are a hoot, helping to make Lawrence Block's tongue-in-cheek romp a whole lot of fun. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Center Point Large Print, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1585471720