Angus Straun, low-handicap golfer, Maserati aficionado, and Scotland Yard copper, runs into more life-threatening situations on the links than he does on the job. Still, you have to envy him. Not since Robert Frost has anyone been so successful at making their avocation their vocation. In the first few pages of Straun's latest adventure, he has his Maserati stolen and is assigned the onerous task of protecting a golf-loving Third World head of state. Naturally, the foursome isn't halfway down the first fairway before somebody gets shot at. Further, it turns out that, unbeknownst to Mr. Head-O-State, there's a scam going on back home: his minions are smuggling Maseratis! Angus is some lucky guy--sports cars and golf, all in a day's work. So, what's one to make of this preposterous plot? Well, if you're a golfer or a sports-car nut, you'll think it's great fun, more than worth suspending your disbelief. If not, well, you'll look for a mystery where the sleuth has the same hobbies you have. What's a library to do? Check the circulation of your golf books and act accordingly.