Sam Kantor is a far stretch from Chandler and Hammett's concept of the private eye. He is more likely to solve his case by accident rather than design. But somehow, he manages to come up with the solution. Sam's latest case starts off innocently enough. Sam is hired to accompany a client to deliver a package. But when Sam is knocked unconscious and his client turns up dead in Sam's office, the trail becomes like a Matryoshka doll. Each lead he uncovers reveals another within. Sam tracks down members of a poker club who have been bankrolling the sale of stolen Russian icons. When two of them are murdered, Sam becomes a suspect. He escapes a shooting and being blown up, before being offered partnership in a narcotics business. With every step, Sam is drawn inexorably towards the quicksand, until the final moment when the sands threaten to close over him.
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this is the fine cloth from which the classic crime novels was cut. the writing is crisp, entertaining, and not confined to four letter words.