'A thriller of fortunes made and lost at the fall of a hammer' Antique dealing has its own equivalent to 'insider trading', as Charles Ramsay finds out to his cost. Offered the purchase of a lifetime, he sees all his ambitions realised in an antique jade cup, known as the 'Loot'. But as soon as the deal is irrevocably struck he finds himself stuck with it like an albatross around his neck - unable to export it without a licence, unable to sell it at home, and in a paralysing no man's land where nobody has sufficient capital to take it off his hands...
Used availability for William Ardin's Plain Dealer
March 1999 : UK Hardback
October 1997 : UK Library Binding
April 1993 : UK Paperback