DRACONIAN NEW YORK by Robert Sheckley


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 In order to raise $10,000 to hang on to his idyllic retreat on the Spanish island of Ibiza, eternal hippie Hobart Draconian asks his old acquaintance, model agent Max Rosen, for work, and Max offers him $10,000 to squire aspiring model Aurora Sanchez from New York to Max's side in Paris. Hob never wonders why Max is willing to pay so much, but his colleagues at the Alternative Detective Agency do. In a trice, then, Max's guileless plan to smuggle coke across the Atlantic in Hob's luggage is beset by counterplots, double-crosses, angels unaware, and several casual slaughters. As effervescent as a gallon of seltzer, and as hard to take in a single gulp. If he weren't under the gun himself, Hob (The Alternative Detective, 1993) would surely advise you to pace yourself guzzling this whimsy.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-312-85130-8
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Forge
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1996


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