West 47th

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In the heart of New York City is a solid block of buying, selling, haggling, and handshakes over million-dollar deals. West 47th Street is the diamond district. And whenever a big jewel heist is pulled off anywhere, the men and women on the street know about it - fast. Now the word is out about a robbery in New Jersey that left a rich Iranian dead, his adulterous wife fighting for her life, and six million dollars worth of hot goods ready to hit the market. That's where Mitch Laughton comes in. A former Madison ...
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In the heart of New York City is a solid block of buying, selling, haggling, and handshakes over million-dollar deals. West 47th Street is the diamond district. And whenever a big jewel heist is pulled off anywhere, the men and women on the street know about it - fast. Now the word is out about a robbery in New Jersey that left a rich Iranian dead, his adulterous wife fighting for her life, and six million dollars worth of hot goods ready to hit the market. That's where Mitch Laughton comes in. A former Madison Avenue jeweler, Mitch Laughton makes a lucrative but highly dangerous living: he recovers stolen insured jewelry. He's married to Maddie, a lustful, gorgeous, wealthy woman, who despite being blind plays flamenco guitar in the nude and lavishes luxuries on him. The last thing Mitch needs is more excitement in his life. Then he takes on the case of the Iranian jewel heist... and is caught in a violent spiral of deceit. In pursuit of the missing swag, Mitch must confront two vicious though very different mobsters, a disillusioned cop, a half-mad fence, and informants of all shades. Yet it's only when Mitch makes a remarkable recovery of the missing merchandise itself that he finds the truth. Still out there is a pair of inscribed emeralds worth twenty-five million dollars to the finder. More than enough to turn honest men into liars, thieves into killers, and Mitch and Maddie into a couple who must run - and fight - for their lives.

As a former Madison Avenue jeweler who earns his keep by recovering stolen precious gems, Mitch Laughton is used to dealing with dangerous situations. But when he becomes involved in the search for priceless emeralds stolen from the Iranian treasury, he might be in over his head. Caught in the diamond district world of 47th Street, Mitch must confront mobsters, a disillusioned cop, a half-mad fence, and informants of all shades, not to mention shadowy emissaries from Iran. Fighting for their lives, Mitch and his wife Maddie are determined to beat the odds. HC: Warner. (Fiction--Espionage/Thriller)

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West 47th Street, New York's diamond district, gets a guardian angel in the person of Mitch Laughton, a professional recoverer of stolen jewelry, in Browne's pulse-racing new novel (after 18mm Blues). Six million dollars worth of gems have been taken from an Iranian couple in New Jersey; Mitch is asked to get them back. As he tries, he mingles with a gallery of notable characters, including a slightly friendly street cop, a secretary with a weakness for layaways, several not quite honest jewelers and a bevy of lowlifes. Mitch's dealings with New York street types, mobsters and bent fences is nicely counterpointed with his movements within moneyed society and with his relationship to his wife, Maddie, a flamenco guitarist who's rich, sexy, bright and blind. Browne, who can create characters of rare substance, beautifully details the couple's marriage, a loving, dependent union that helps drive the nearly nonstop action. Although not billed as such, this grandly old-fashioned entertainment with a cutting edge could kick off an excellent series: Maddie and Mitch deserve another adventure. Major ad/promo (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446604130
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/1997
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 4.14 (w) x 6.72 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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