By Lawrence Block
Lawrence Block is best-known for his renowned secret sequence that includes bookseller/burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr and ex-alcoholic detective Matthew Scudder. yet within the past due Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies, he created a globe-trotting adventurer with a hugely built flavor for unique locales--Evan Michael Tanner. Tanner's been on a longer holiday and, eventually, Block has introduced him again. Ever because his New Jersery project went awry in 1972, Tanner has--believe or not--been caught in deep freeze. He has been thawed out although, and is able to compensate for misplaced time. No quicker does he make himself on hand while he's recruited for one more covert task destabilizing the govt. of Burma, the sufferer of a insurgent circulation. unique atmosphere, drug trafficking, an exiled Russian good looks, and a mysterious useless guy create an edgy and exciting puzzle for Tanner to piece jointly. In a unique either zany and suspenseful, lovers will eventually research the place Tanner's been these kinds of years--and the place he is going subsequent.
* Lawrence Block enthusiasts were watching for a brand new Evan Tanner secret for 25 years.
* Signet will unencumber the early Evan Tanner books in mass industry versions.
* A teaser bankruptcy of Tanner on Ice will seem within the Rhodenbarr secret, The Burglar within the Library.
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I stopped dead in my tracks. I hadn't thought of Minna in - well, in twenty-five years, of course, but, more to the point, in the couple of hours since I'd returned to consciousness. And now, having thought of her, I could think of nothing else. Minna had been six years old when I first encountered her in the basement of a house in Vilna, the capital of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic. She was at the time the idolized captive of two dotty old ladies, who believed her to be the sole living descendant of Mindaugas, who had been in his turn the sole king of an independent Lithuania for a little while back in the thirteenth century.
I took her to Canada one time and almost lost her forever in the Cuban pavilion at the Montreal Expo, but aside from that she's been happily ensconced in my apartment ever since, picking up languages from the building's polyglot tenants, tricking my occasional female companions into taking her to the Central Park Zoo, and picking up a fair education without ever crossing the threshold of an actual school. She was not quite eleven when I let Harald Engstrom pour me that glass of brandy, so that made her what?
Nothing looked remotely familiar, but then it had been quite a while since I'd been in Korea. I hadn't spent much time in Seoul, but this time around it was noisy and bustling and furiously modern, a far cry from the Korean cities and villages I remembered. This time around, too, nobody was shooting at me. There were no Chinese soldiers blowing bugles, no artillery rounds whistling overhead. I have to say it makes a change. A. and in Seoul, and I reset it again a few hours later in Bangkok. By then I'd lost track of what time it was in New York, and, since there was nobody I wanted to phone, I didn't much care.
Tanner on Ice by Lawrence Block