Friday, 7 September 2012

A New York Dance by Donald E. Westlake


One of the few masters of that underrated genre, the comedy thriller, at the top of his form with a treasure hunt in Manhattan. The prize is a priceless Aztec statuette, smuggled through Customs in a shipment of plaster copies and then delivered where? Westlake assembles a Runyonesque cast, scatters some clues, and lets Greed do the rest.