Nick Polo’s latest case finds him on familiar San Francisco turf where a Russian antiques dealer has hired him to locate Anna, the stunning holder of a valuable Mongol paitza—a dog tag of sorts—originally worn by Ogodie Khan. Using no more than a defunct phone number and a grainy photograph of Anna, Polo soon catches up with the paitza's guardian.
But before he can bring Anna and the treasure to his client, a rival investigator who is also hunting for the paitza winds up on a U.S. Army Fort with a slit throat. To catch the murderer and retrieve the Mongol badge, Nick must out-maneuver a United States Park Police officer, tanning salon prostitutes, military intelligence agents, and a shady German Consulate attache.
Praise for Jerry Kennealy and the Nick Polo series:
Green With Envy
"The sixth Nick Polo story again blends the Pi's wry commentary on modern society—especially as experienced in San Francisco—with fast- paced adventure to create a thoroughly entertaining romp."
"A fine entry in this underrated series."
Polo's Wild Card
"Kennealy has a knack for weaving local scandal with San Francisco topography... Add to this the latest methods in picking locks, buying burglar gloves, computer hacking (private-eye style), and use of criminal indexes... we get quite a bit for our money from ex-con and ex-cop Polo."
—San Francisco Chronicle
"Polo's at his most raffishly amusing throughout... Highly recommended for people who read mysteries for the detective's company...."
Polo in the Rough
"Diverting caper featuring PI Nick Polo... Kennealy, a PI himself, weaves a series of twists and turns that reveal a sure-handed knowledge of detective work."
"Kennealy's finely crafted stories always hold my interest. Never a wasted word."
—San Francisco Examiner
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