Random House, Inc.
Nicholas Palihnic is a natty, tweed-suited hustler who knows every nook and cranny of New York–and a thousand ways to break a girl’s heart. Beatrice Belarus is a Manhattan art dealer with an insatiable appetite for money–and for anyone who gets in her way. And a painting titled Trampoline Nude, 1972 has neither nudity nor a trampoline. But when Nicholas is hired by an insurance company to find the recently stolen painting, a murdered art thief points him to a trove of gold buried beneath Manhattan–and suddenly all roads are leading back to Beatrice. As fortune hunters, lovers, and other strangers gather around him, there’s one thing Nicholas must remember above all else: in this business, it’s better to be crooked than dead....
Baker & Taylor
Hired by an insurance company to find a recently stolen painting called Trampoline Nude, 1972, hustler Nicholas Palihnic follows a trail that leads to a hoard of treasure buried beneath Manhattan, a murdered art thief, and Beatrice Belarus, a ruthless Manhattan art dealer. Original.
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