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John St.George, owner of 'St.George's Antiques', has been murdered during a late night burglary at his antique shop. The Police, investigating the suspicious death, have few leads to go on. The victim's son, Ian St.George, a retired R.C.M.P. Security Service Officer, finds himself the reluctant and sole owner of his father's antique shop, and with it, a rare, historically significant and valuable Cantonese Ivory chess set that his father had recently bought in New York.

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John St.George, owner of 'St.George's Antiques', has been murdered during a late night burglary at his antique shop. The Police, investigating the suspicious death, have few leads to go on. The victim's son, Ian St.George, a retired R.C.M.P. Security Service Officer, finds himself the reluctant and sole owner of his father's antique shop, and with it, a rare, historically significant and valuable Cantonese Ivory chess set that his father had recently bought in New York.

Sudden and intense interest in the antique chess set by several people, including a friend of his late father, a museum curator wanting the chess set for the museum's antique ivory exhibit, and an elusive Chinese News correspondent, makes Ian suspicious of the reasons behind his father's death, and the antique shop break-in. A daring robbery at the Museum's ivory exhibit raises the stakes. Told by Police to stay out of the investigations, Ian St.George enlists former colleagues from his R.C.M.P. Security Service past-retired members of the R.C.M.P.'s civilian surveillance "WATCHER's" Service. Using their combined intelligence service skills, they set out to solve the death of Ian's father, the antique shop break-in, and museum theft.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595474684
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/27/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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    Loved it !!! Great read !!! A Canadian mystery set in an Atlantic Canadian city. Well paced and well written, I found myself reading it well into the night. Did not want to put it down.

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