Friday, September 14, 2012

In for a Ruble-David Duffy

In for a Ruble

David Duffy

Dunne, Jul 17 2012, $25.99

ISBN: 9780312621919

In New York billionaire Hedge Fund manager Sebastian Leitz hires former KGB operative Turbo Vlost to find security gaps. Vlost quickly concludes that Leitz and his family are concealing things as big as the client is.

In Belarus, the Baltic Enterprise Commission is using Leitz’s brother-in-law to gain control of the big man’s company. Leitz’s brother appears to be part of their hostile takeover plan while Leitz’s son has his own computer scam going on. Feeling a horrid flashback to his youth, Vlost recognizes the game and the players, but prefers to remain on the sidelines as nightmarish memories of the Gulag remain etched in his brain.

The latest Turbo Vlost private investigator tale (see Last to Fold) is an exciting thriller starring an ex KGB operative who is increasingly becoming an alcoholic. The support cast contains several nasty individuals as Vlost learns during his inquiry. In for a Ruble is a taut enjoyable story starring a fascinating protagonist.

Harriet Klausner

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