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THE GREAT CALIFORNIA GAME: GASH, Jonathan

THE GREAT CALIFORNIA GAME

GASH, Jonathan

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ISBN 10: 0312063636 / ISBN 13: 9780312063634
Published by St Martin's Press, NY, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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FINE condition in FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1991. FIRST EDITION. AS NEW, bound in beige and green with silver titles. Dust jacket art and design by Honi Werner. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. Fingernail size faint mark on front board, see scan, else FINE. INSCRIBED ~ SIGNED by author ~ Love to Rivka, with appreciation. Jonathan Gash. 13 October, 1991 ~ Lovejoy in America. Bookseller Inventory # 000866

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Title: THE GREAT CALIFORNIA GAME

Publisher: St Martin's Press, NY

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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While bartending at an elegant dinner party, Lovejoy reveals his knowledge of antiques and is drawn into an illegal antiques scam involving extortion, a protection racket, con artists, and beautiful women

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The inimitable Lovejoy (seen in Jade Woman ), still on the run from British authorities, has arrived in New York as an illegal immigrant--and he loves Manhattan. Magda, his prostitute next-door neighbor in a fleabag hotel, has found him a job tending bar, and he's trying to master U.S. mores and slang (just as abstruse as his East Anglian lingo). As usual, he interrupts the first-person narration of his adventures with fascinating antique lore, and the marvelous "divvy" chime still warms his chest when he spots a genuinely valuable specimen. This talent gets Lovejoy involved with some extremely rich, extremely peculiar, extremely lethal Americans who are playing a mysterious game. A convoluted series of events takes our hero to a posh yacht on Long Island Sound, the bowels of the W. 42nd Street bus terminal in New York City, the Metropolitan and other museums, a Virginia thoroughbred farm, a glitzy Nebraska religious theme park (operated by Jim and Tammy Faye clones) and a New Orleans riverboat--dodging would-be assassins en route. At last Lovejoy, Magda and her son (at seven already an accomplished thief) hit L.A. for the grand finale of the California game, the scam of the century. In spite of some sloppiness and a few dull patches, this 14th Lovejoy mystery sparkles with Gash's characteristic energy and wit. Author tour.
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