Hot Night in the City is a masterwork from Trevanian, whose unique ability to create a new "voice" for each genre he visits has produced the international best sellers: The Main, The Eiger Sanction, The Summer of Katya, and Shibumi, which have earned him s hundreds of thousands of ardent fans worldwide.
Hot Night in the City offers a feast for every taste: action, romance, laughter, love, wit, compassion...all seasoned by a wryly oblique view of the human condition. The reader meets a parade of unforgettable characters in compelling situations: a bewitching young madman charms his trusting victim, two strong Basque women battle over an apple tree, a crusty old carnival huckster instructs his adolescent apprentice, an ancient Native American strives to unite his people, a famous writer learns an unpalatable truth about himself, a boy struggles to rid himself of a stifling love, a young couple find one another through a hilarious pattern of coincidences, and more.
The book carries the reader from the streets of big city America to Paris, the Holy Lands, mythic Britain, the Basque country, modern London, and the primitive North American heartland.
The feast of Hot Night in the City is both delicious and nourishing, both spicy and satisfying. Hot Night in the City is nothing less than a tour de force.
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Basque country serves as the backdrop for two of Trevanian's tales: a young couple come together in a light romantic farce entitled ""The Engine of Fate,"" and a village idiot improves his lot in life by pretending that he has a fortune to bequeath in ""That Fox-of-a-Be at."" The author ventures ...| Read Full Review of Hot Night in the City
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