Sam Harris is an incurable optimist about women and his ability to nose out a quick profit, which is to lead him into much grief when he meets a girl called Ellen, in a tea-shop of all places. She is far from hideous and appears to move in moneyed circles, so he opens his campaign and finds her more than friendly. When she suggests a free holiday with her on the Italian Riviera he jumps at the offer - which proves very unwise of him. Ellen is not what he fondly thinks her to be, and she has some very odd associates...
Used availability for Michael Cronin's The Con Game
May 1972 : UK Hardback
November 2010 : UK Paperback