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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ross Thomas Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9781622310944
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Nicolae Polscaru, a three-and-a-half-foot-tall dwarf, is tossed into a Hollywood swimming pool by four drunken screenwriters, who take bets on how long he can tread water. Minor Jackson, his OSS training still fresh a year after World War II’s end, beats the bullies senseless and pulls Nicolae from the water. A friendship is born.

Jackson is broke, his spying days over, and Nicolae offers him a job. A former spy himself, the globe-trotting Romanian has a commission to find Kurt Oppenheimer, an expert assassin of high-ranking Nazis. Kurt won’t stop killing, no matter what the bloodshed will do to the fragile world peace, and the Soviets, the British, and the remains of the Nazi High Command all want his head. Jackson will beat them all to finding Kurt—unless his new friend betrays him first.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ross Thomas is that rare phenomenon, a writer of suspense whose novels can be read with pleasure more than once.”

    Eric Ambler, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author

  • “Ross Thomas is without peer in American suspense.”

    Los Angeles Times, praise for the author

  • “What Elmore Leonard does for crime in the streets, Ross Thomas does for crime in the suites.”

    Village Voice, praise for the author

  • “Given the humor and grit he liked to mix in his suspense novels, Ross Thomas would rejoice at Johnny Heller’s versatile and often hilarious performance of this work. It is set in 1946 and features unemployed former OSS op Minor Jackson and Polscaru, a Romanian dwarf who hires him to find a young German-Jewish assassin who won’t stop killing Nazis—war or no war. The accents are huge fun: Texan, British, German, Polish, Romanian, and Russian, just for a start. Meanwhile, Heller manages to make Polscaru, a compulsive liar, double-crosser, and indefatigable ladies’ man, weirdly charming. Not to mention the wide-eyed innocence he gives to the assassin’s virginal sister who claims she learned all those esoteric sex techniques from a book. Great acting. Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Notable Book
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About the Author
Author Ross Thomas

Ross Thomas (1926–1995) was an American writer of crime fiction and is best known for his witty political thrillers. He won two Edgar Awards and was posthumously honored with the inaugural Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him thirty-five AudioFile Earphones Awards.