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Relative Danger

Relative Danger (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large Print, Reprint)

By Benoit, Charles

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Picture a hotel room in 1948 Singapore. Picture a dispute between black marketer and thief Russell Pearce and an associate-an associate who opens fire and murders Russell Pearce. Fast forward to present-day Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Young Doug Pearce, just fired from his steady j...ob in the brewery, has never strayed far from home. But he's always found stories of his Uncle Russ, the family black sheep, fascinating. In comes a letter from an old friend of his dead uncle inviting him up to Toronto. Doug, at loose ends and bored with killing time, accepts. On arrival, he learns that wealthy and glamorous Edna has an agenda: she has assembled enough clues to solve the murder of Russell Pearce and to recover a legendary red diamond he was thought to be smuggling. Doug, nervous but game, agrees to play detective. How bad can it be to jet off to a glamour spot or two and have an adventure? Whoa! By the end of his first day in Casablanca, Doug knows he's made a mistake. And while he meets people eager to help-a retired museum curator, a beautiful and self-absorbed heiress, and her elderly father, a colleague of Russell Pearce-it becomes clear that someone else is interested in Doug, someone who is also looking for the diamond. From Morocco to Egypt to Bahrain to Singapore, Doug stumbles on. And whether he's escaping across Cairo rooftops, ducking bullets in a high-speed desert chase, or killing time in a crowded Egyptian jail cell, Doug is sure of one thing: He has no clue what he's doing. But surely he'll think of something as he's propelled full circle back to Singapore and the famed Raffles Hotel. He's definitely not 007...but will he prove to be a zero?
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ISBN 9781590580929
Released NZ 1 Feb 2004
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large Print, Reprint
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ISBN-13 9781590580929
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press
Imprint Poisoned Pen Press
Released 1 Feb 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large Print, Reprint
Edition Large Print, Reprint
Author(s) By Benoit, Charles
Category Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 426
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 581g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade