The Chinese Fire Drill by Les Roberts
(Five Star First Edition Mystery)

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About Les Roberts

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Les Roberts is the author of 16 mystery novels featuring Cleveland detective Milan Jacovich, as well as 11 other books of fiction. The past president of both the Private Eye Writers of America and the American Crime Writer's League, he came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood. He was the first producer and head writer of the Hollywood Squares and wrote for The Andy Griffith Show, The Jackie Gleason Show, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., among others. He has been a professional actor, a singer, a jazz musician, a teacher, and a film critic. In 2003 he received the Sherwood Anderson Literary Award. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio.
 
Published December 1, 2001 by Five Star (ME). 190 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the process, Anthony learns that Jake’s cherished sailboat, the Lady, vanished shortly before its owner, and begins to suspect that (1) the speedy craft was hijacked for nefarious purposes by a particularly vicious Chinese triad, and (2) if he finds the Lady he’ll find Jake.

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Roberts captures the ambience of Hong Kong as easily as he does that of his native Cleveland, while Holton, truly a stranger in a strange land, has to deal with a slew of shady characters to find Jake.

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