Swann's last case nearly killed him, emotionally and physically. Now he's sworn off his old profession and taken a steady gig. But climbing stairs to hook people up to cable is hard on the knees...and not the kind of connections he's good at making. So when an opportunity arises to bring order to chaos for a price, Swann is pulled back in.
The case starts simply, with a call to find a burglary suspect who's gone on the lam. But the twists and turns will take him right to the dizzying top of America's Ivory Towers.
Swann's soon on the trail of a wealthy lawyer's rebellious daughter, who's disappeared with her disreeputable boyfriend. Finding the beau, an intellectual and amoral trickster, leads him into the dangerous midst of cutthroat academics, sexy librarians, and killer book collectors, with a priceless first edition of Tender is the Night the surprisingly prize along the way.