Tanner's Twelve Swingers

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HarperCollins, Jul 31, 2007 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Sometime spy Evan Tanner has accepted impossible assignments for many reasons: money, thrills, to have something to occupy his waking hours (twenty-four of them every day, in fact, since battlefield shrapnel obliterated his brain's sleep center). But this might be the first time he's put his life on the line . . . for love.

Tanner's agreed to smuggle a sexy Latvian gymnast—the lost lady love of a heart-sick friend—out of Russia. With the Cold War at its chilliest and the Iron Curtain slammed shut, this will not be easy, especially since everybody in Eastern Europe, it seems, wants to tag along, including a subversive Slav author and the six-year-old heir to the nonexistent Lithuanian throne.

But that's not the biggest hurdle. The gymnast refuses to budge unless Tanner rescues her eleven delightfully limber teammates as well—and that might be raising the bar too lethally high for even the ever-resourceful Evan Tanner to clear.

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User Review  - benfulton - LibraryThing

Cute. Almost formulaic, in a way; there are a couple of sex scenes in the beginning that feel kind of wierd - I doubt that women behind the Iron Curtain were all that liberated in 1967, but we get ... Read full review

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User Review  - TTAISI-Editor - LibraryThing

Block's Evan Tanner is a non-spy-gone-awry, and this is one of the best of the series, with the introduction of Minna, heiress to the Lithuanian throne. The books were written in a pre-digital era, still-Soviet era, but somehow manage to be timeless and entertaining. Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.

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