A Five-Year Plan

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Pocket Star Books, 1999 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Dave Delano didn't spend five years in a Florida prison idling away hard time. "I believe in the redistribution of wealth, " he told one of his guards. But redistribution for Dave was a strictly personal matter. His five-year plan aimed to put millions into his own pockets.

In the former Soviet Union there are a million scams. Most lucrative is money laundering. Refitting U.S. yachts to hide dirty dollars and transshipping them across the Atlantic on huge transport ferries destined for the Europoean playground of the international rich, the mob magically "disappears" the cash, moving it through Black Sea ports and into Russian banks. Dave Delano thinks some of that money should be his. It's a simple matter of hijacking one of those yacht ferries on the high seas.

For the Columbian cartel, Europe is a magnet. But landing their cocaine is another matter. When FBI agent Kate Fury gets a hot tip they are shipping it in a hollowed-out yacht hull via transport ferry, she know's she's onto the biggest collar of her career. Boarding that ferry, she's set to pounce. But she hasn't counted on Dave Delano, who has his own personal agenda.

The result is pure combustion: a fast and funny caper novel full of hidden identities, misunderstood motives, and major mayhem to keep listeners guessing right to the end.

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1999)

Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh on February 22, 1956. He received a master's degree in law from the University of Birmingham in 1980. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as an advertising copywriter. His first novel, March Violets, was published in 1989 and became the first book in the Bernie Gunther series. His other fiction works for adults include A Philosophical Investigation, Esau, A Five Year Plan, and Hitler's Peace. His non-fiction works include The Penguin Book of Lies and The Penguin Book of Fights, Feuds and Heartfelt Hatreds: An Anthology of Antipathy. He also writes children's books under the name P.B. Kerr, including the Children of the Lamp series and One Small Step. In 2015 he made The New York Times best Seller List with his title The Lady from Zagreb. He was also shortlisted for the best novel in the Edgar Awards 2016 with his title The Lady from Zagreb.

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