From the back:
She was a full-blown brunette in a bandanna halter that just barely covered the essentials. The non-essentials were very impressive, too. This was just the kind of case Shayne could enjoy. Keeping an eye on a dish like this and getting paid for it. He could have hopped from his balcony to hers, but he politely made a date for later. This wasn’t work, it was pleasure. A short-lived pleasure. For when Shayne finally got to her room that night, he knew he had waited too long. The lady had run out of time, and the date had been canceled—by murder.
Here’s Parker! Teaching a class in advanced jewel theft, with post-graduate work in kidnapping, mayhem, and applied terror…
Lost for more than 75 years, this was meant to be the second Cool and Lam book but got shelved when Gardner’s publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool’s tendency to “talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people.” The cover is a brand new painting by Robert McGinnis of modern-day pin-up icon Dita von Teese
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