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Booklist Reviews 2011 March #2
*Starred Review* A former cop, Maitland turned to the antiques business, while keeping himself juiced on danger as a part-time bounty hunter. Here he combines both interests. An eccentric New York antiques dealer approaches Maitland with a proposition that will not only pay lucratively but will also improve Maitland's standing in his new field. Go to London and find a long-lost stolen chair. Maitland agrees. The stodgy English antiques world Maitland expects to encounter in London turns out to be something else entirely. He's framed for the murder of a U.S. Treasury agent and is on the lam from Scotland Yard and the murderous Shivers brothers, who control London's most notorious criminal organization. He has no contacts, no allies, no gun, and seemingly no option but to keep running. Ever resourceful, he soon has found a safe house, a smitten London lass to watch his back, and a gun. Finding someone who will believe his story and get him off the hook proves a bit more difficult. The latest in the fine Maitland series is a strong entry, with enough humor to balance the unrelenting London noir atmosphere and a nail-biter of a conclusion. Don't miss it. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
LJ Reviews 2011 March #1
Evan Maitland, an ex cop-turned-antiques dealer, is in London to find an $800,000 chair. But he is mistaken for a crime boss representative who is arranging to launder bearer bonds stolen in Chicago. The Shiver brothers, heads of London's underworld, want their share and look to shut Maitland down. VERDICT While not the strongest entry in the series, Hunt's thriller (after Maitland's Reply) still has plenty of nonstop action, danger at every turn, and a savvy hero.[Page 62]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
PW Reviews 2011 February #2
Readers with a high tolerance for implausibilities will best appreciate Hunt's fourth mystery featuring Chicago cop–turned–antique dealer Evan Maitland (after 2009's Maitland's Reply). Max Glendenning, a fellow dealer in New York City, hires Maitland to track down the twin of a rare chair worth almost million that was stolen in England before Glendenning could complete its purchase. Maitland's arrival in London attracts the attention of a vicious pair of Kray-like gangsters, brothers Ian and Ken Shivers, who suspect that Maitland's real reason for being on their patch is connected to their deal with Chicago mobsters to dispose of million in stolen bearer bonds. To protect their interests, the Shivers frame Maitland for murder under circumstances that prevent him from turning to the authorities for help. In his struggle to survive and clear his name, Maitland engages in superhuman heroics more in keeping with a cartoonish action film than a gritty, realistic crime novel. (Apr.)[Page ]. Copyright 2010 PWxyz LLC