When the voice of authority calls, Tony Hawkin assumes there is a glitch. After all, why would the nation possibly require the services of a man who runs the gift shop in the FBI building? But there's no mistake, and soon Tony finds himself in the middle of Mexico, pursued by a ruthless killer, and hot on the trail of a priceless work of art. He has to find the painting, determine its authenticity, and return it safely to Washington. There's only one problem: everybody wants this particular painting. Now Tony must summon all his wits and courage to outsmart the forces of international espionage—tracking down the painting was easy, escaping the clutches of the KGB, the Mafia and Mossad is more than he bargained for. And then there's the man, the one with a predilection for guns and sharp knives. Suddenly, all Tony can think of is the warm comfort of his shop in DC, and the sound of small voices: "Hey, mister, how much for the chocolate handcuffs?" Will he ever see those little faces....
About the Author
Harry Harrison (1925-2012) was an American science fiction author best known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room! Make Room!, the basis for the film Soylent Green. Harrison published dozens of sci-fi books, as well as novellas, short story collections, and comics, and was the editor of numerous science fiction anthologies.