First U.S. edition bound in black boards. A near fine copy in a VG+ dust jacket. Soiling to the edges of the book's upper page block and a small bump at the base of its spine. The dust jacket has rubs to its spine tips and corners.
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Resourceful Jonathan Gaunt, auditor-legman for the Scottish Remembrancer's Office, a sort of adjunct to the Treasury (A Legacy from Tenerife, etc.), goes to Bavaria to inform engineer Florian Beck that he's heir to a fair-sized fortune. His great-grandfather had invested in a few shares of a small feed-and-grain company called Hartondee, now a giant, albeit a faintly mysterious one. Beck scarcely has time to absorb his good luck when he's found murdered. Gaunt confers with German policeman and old friend Dieter Vogt. The presence of Joan Dennan, who works in the Edinburgh office of Hartondee's accounting firm, leads indirectly to the death of the hired hit-man who killed Beck but leaves lots of unanswered questions. Gaunt's return to Scotland, two more deaths, and a journey to Majorca eventually uncover the brains behind all the mayhem--but the motive's fine points, rooted in a sophisticated scam, will elude the financially untutored. Well-done local color and Gaunt's cleverly executed last- minute escape from the bad guys are high points in a competent but uncompelling story. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descripción Doubleday, 1991. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 000-606: Hardcover with Dustjacket. 183 pages. No Defects. A New, Unread Book. A beautiful, square, tight copy with clean, unmarked pages. Extremely tight hinges indicate book has never been opened. Outstanding Gift Quality. A Hardboiled Crime Novel. Stated First U.S. Edition, First Printing June 1991. A Crime Club Book, Published by Doubleday. Nº de ref. de la librería 31522
Descripción Doubleday, 1991. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0385417381
Descripción Doubleday, 1991. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0385417381