The 120-Hour Clock

Francis M. Nevins, Jr., Author Walker & Company $15.95 (214p) ISBN 978-0-8027-5657-2
New Yorker Milo Turner is a 40-ish, cultured appreciator of fine music, art, literature, wine and women. He's also a master con artist and man of many identities. When the love of his lifeon her own scam to pass herself off as a long-lost heiressdies ""accidentally,'' Milo is sure it's murder and vows revenge. And while he's at it, he goes for a chunk of the fortune himself. Traveling to St. Louis with a ``wife and child'' (a single-mother artist and her daughter), Milo becomes convinced that his love's ``half-brother,'' a tough lawyer, is the villain. With the help of private eye and retired con man Luther Zwack, Milo sets a trap for the killer. Complications arise when Milo and the artist fall in love and then into danger, as an old enemy of Milo's and his associates set their own trap for him. Milo is more of a gentleman than a thief and consequently not terribly interesting, but readers will be entertained by an inventive, if occasionally unlikely plot, that is fun through the wry last line. (November 10)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
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