Swann Dives In

Swann Dives In

by Charles Salzberg


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Millionaire lawyer Carlton Phillips has lost track of his daughter Marcy. Her last known whereabouts were at her school, Syracuse University. While trying to track down Marcy and/or her geeky boyfriend Sean Loomis on a quick trip upstate, Swann follows the clues to a sorority house, a pizza joint, and the office of a literature professor who is clearly hiding something.

Armed with more questions than leads Swann flies up to Boston where he narrowly avoids the arms of a seductive and secretive librarian. Finally back in New York City, Swann tries to sort out the details of the case.

Is Marcy Phillips a victim? What is the nature of her relationship to the sexy and cagey Elizabeth Lawson? Is Carlton Phillips somehow involved in this story? How are all of these people connected to the rare book world, and who is really trying to get away with something?

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Library Journal

Depressed and at loose ends, New Yorker Henry Swann (a self-identified skip tracer) gets his mojo back when he takes a case involving a missing adult daughter. He doesn't particularly like his high-powered client, but he agrees to determine the whereabouts of the college-age Marcy, who seems to have disappeared with her perpetual-graduate-student boyfriend, Sean. As Henry pokes around the academic haunts of Syracuse and Harvard, he learns more about the elusive couple—most important, that they are active in the rare book auction business. The intricacies and shadiness of the trade enabled a major crime, Henry decides, and he pursues determinedly. Meanwhile, threats to his well-being suggest the trail is very warm. VERDICT Antihero PI Swann's sophomore case (after Swann's Last Song) delivers the goods in this well-paced literary mystery. Salzberg's soft-boiled touch makes this clever bibliophile case a fun read, particularly with its abundant literary references.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943402533
Publisher: Down & Out Books II, LLC
Publication date: 12/26/2016
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 814,518
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

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