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Gyp Artist

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Max Wald is a "half-blood" mahrine -- an outcast from the Romany community -- who lives by his wits, his charm with women, and freelance assignments from Hollywood studios. When parts of an unreleased late 1930's von Sternberg movie The Tango Dancer are discovered 50 years later, Paradigm Pictures hires Max to find the missing sequences. Max plays up his "Gypsy" connections to assure the studio execs that he can locate the handsome young gypsy who played the male lead and who, if still living, might know the whereabouts of the missing film.

Events take unexpected turns, as Max reconnects with his Romany grandfather, locates the reclusive "ice goddess" star from The Tango Dancer, and finds -- to his own amazement -- that love can make him honest. However, when the Mafia gets wind of the film's discovery and decides to eliminate the competition, Max and his friends face unexpected danger.

By the New York Times bestselling author of THE RANSOM OF BLACK STEALTH ONE.

"Ing remains a superb describer of physical and mental combat."
- San Francisco Examiner

"Nobody makes high-tech adventures come to life better than Dean Ing."
- David Brin

"I am prepared to call Dean (Ing) a Robert Heinlein of a science fiction writer, and that is the highest praise I own."
- Spider Robinson

"Ing continues to mine a profitable side vein in a field crowded with the claims of more conventional thriller writers."
- Publishers Weekly

"Ing is a master of ground-based spy novels as well as of high-in-the-sky thrillers... An always entertaining author."
- Publishers Weekly

"Above all, he is a master storyteller."
- SF & Fantasy Review

"Dean Ing is a talented and consistent author of thrillers that seem to take a slightly different tack from the rest of the crowd."
- St. Petersburg Times

About the author:
Dean Ing has over twenty books to his credit including NY Times bestseller THE RANSOM OF BLACK STEALTH ONE and other technothrillers, science fiction, aerospace and self-reliance nonfiction, mainstream thrillers, humor, and short story collections. Ing's active life, from Texas football to testing his backpack equipment designs, adds authenticity to his books: USAF interceptor crew chief, building high Sierra dams, builder/driver of sports racing cars, senior aerospace research engineer, and university professor with PH. D. in communication theory. With wife Gina (a fine arts fundraiser) and grown daughters, Ing enjoys wilderness, fly fishing, flying models, scouting remote sites for backgrounds, and wildlife reclamation projects. He has hiked Anasazi ruins and Peru's Machu Picchu.

Genre: Mystery

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June 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Gyp Artist
Author(s): Dean Ing
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
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