That pleasantly brusque, often inebriated narrator-sleuth, smalltown lawyer Don Robak, returns. . . numismatically. Has someone been replacing valuable coins with fakes and then exterminating the suspicious collectors? In order to find out (his client-then-sweetheart inherited a slew of fakes from her uncle), Robak ambles around the coin-show circuit and pals around with his coin-selling buddy, ""Dog"" Dancer. Then somebody kills his dog (whom he didn't even like that much), and Robak starts playing rough. But never too rough, for this is definitely a nice-guy series: no big surprises, no shocks or low blows, but solidly curt and cosy--with extra credit this time for the info on coin and currency.