The Devil in Amber

The Devil in Amber

A Lucifer Box Novel

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A sequel to The Vesuvius Club finds bisexual super-spy Lucifer Box tackling a post-World War I mission to infiltrate a fascist organization under the leadership of Olympus Mons, an assignment that is complicated when Lucifer is erroneously charged with murdering his informant. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
The fabulous Lucifer Box returns for another round of spirited, pun-heavy sleuthing in this devilishly decadent sequel to the acclaimed The Vesuvius Club.

Lucifer Box -- portraitist, dandy and terribly good secret agent -- is feeling his age. He's also more than a little anxious about an ambitious younger agent, Percy Flarge, who's snapping at his heels. Assigned to observe the activities of fascist leader Olympus Mons and his fanatical followers, or "Amber Shirts," in F.A.U.S.T. -- The Fascist Anglo-United States Trinity (an acronym so tortuous it can only be sinister) -- in snowbound 1920s New York, Box finds himself framed for a vicious, mysterious murder.

Using all of his native cunning, Box escapes aboard a vessel bound for England armed with only a Broadway midget's suitcase and a string of unanswered questions: What lies hidden in the bleak Norfolk convent of St. Bede? What is "the lamb" that Olympus Mons searches for in his bid for world domination? And what has all this to do with a medieval prayer intended to summon the Devil himself?

From the glittering sophistication of Art Deco Manhattan to the eerie Norfolk coast and the snowcapped peaks of Switzerland, The Devil in Amber takes us on a thrilling, delicious ride that pits Lucifer Box against the most lethal adversary of his career: the Prince of Darkness himself.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2007
Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780743283960
0743283961
Branch Call Number: Mystery Gatiss
Characteristics: 245 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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