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"It was while jogging along the beach just east of the Paradise Cove pier that Artie Wu tripped over a dead pelican, fell, and met the man with six greyhounds."

- from Chinaman's Chance

Thus begins what may be the most popular of Ross Thomas's unique stories. The combination of Wu, pretender to the Imperial throne of China, and Quincy Durant, who has his own colorful past, makes for a heady experience. After starting with the deceased pelican on a California beach, the plot mixes in the disappearance of a large sum of money that should have been buried in Vietnam, and the search for the missing member of a trio of singing sisters from the Ozarks. Only Thomas could have stirred this concoction with the style, humor, and suspense that captures the reader at the very beginning and doesn't let go until the last word.

About the Author

Ross Thomas is ranked as one of the very top thriller writers by his fellow authors, and his readers loudly agree. Two Edgar Awards, and other prizes, only complement the abundant praise that Thomas has received.

Since Thomas's death in 1995, all but one of his twenty-five novels have gone out of print. This should never have happened to the man of whom The New Yorker has said, "Very few...are as consistently entertaining...even fewer can match him for style and power." St. Martin's Minotaur is proud to remedy this situation by reissuing Thomas's novels. So start reading, and prepare to join Ross Thomas's legions of admiring fans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312334147
Introduction:
Heffernan, William
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Introduction by:
Heffernan, William
Introduction:
Heffernan, William
Author:
Heffernan, William
Author:
Thomas, Ross
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Durant, Quincy (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.742 in

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