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An honest lawyer, a Czech hand model, and a box of mysterious Christmas ornaments--each plays a part in Colin Harrison's compelling new intrigue

George Young never thought of himself as a detective, but that's pretty much his vocation--an attorney at a top insurance firm, it's his job to pin down suspicious claims. But Mrs. Corbett, the rich, eccentric wife of the firm's founder, has it in mind to put George's skills to a peculiar assignment. With only a few months left to live, her one desire is to know the true circumstance of her son Roger's violent death. George's investigation leads him to Roger's mistress, a cagey Czech hand model named Eliska, who can cast a seductive spell simply by removing her gloves.

Did Eliska's motives for latching on to Roger get him killed? Or did some of her shadowy and dangerous little friends take care of the job? And why were there boxes and boxes of Christmas ornaments in the dead man's apartment? George will have to take a few chances of his own if he wants to get to the bottom of Roger's death for Mrs. Corbett.

Set against a volatile and vividly drawn Manhattan, Risk is prime Colin Harrison.

Publisher: New York : Picador, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312428938
Branch Call Number: FIC Harr
Characteristics: 176p


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Feb 15, 2017

Very light reading, no real drama or real criminal action.

Dec 21, 2014

It's a cute, light read. A single, obvious thread that comes together in the end, with a charming cast of people and locations. Also good if you miss NYC toponyms,

Oct 28, 2014

Short novel about an attorney who takes the case of a women whose son was killed in an accident. Not much of a plot or characters to make much of a mystery; more of a revelation. I think the story was pulled out of column in print.

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