Quantum of Tweed

Quantum of Tweed

The Man With the Nissan Micra

Book - 2012
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When Albert Rossi knocks a man over in his Nissan Micra he is amazed he doesn't hear from the police. Instead he gets a mysterious phone call telling him that his money will be left in the usual place. Albert Rossi's life is about to get a whole lot more interesting.
Publisher: London, England : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2012.
ISBN: 9780007455980
0007455984
Characteristics: 74 pages ;,20 cm.

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Cdnbookworm Nov 09, 2013

This short novel is wonderfully humorous. Albert Rossi owns a menswear store in Eastcote, suburban London. Driving home one evening a man runs out in front of his car and Albert hits and kills him, a terrible accident. While out of his car checking on the victim, Albert is approached by someone else, unseen by him, who warns him off. And the farce begins.
Later that night when Albert receives a phone call from a mysterious caller who sounds like Stephen Hawking, he takes a step in a new career direction, that of hitman.
As Albert clumsily fumbles his way through his next couple of jobs, which he took to pull himself out of a bad financial situation, he discovers he may be in over his head. He knows his menswear, easily able to identify quality goods, but is unfamiliar with dealing with the tools of the assassin.
This is a lovely little novel of an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation.

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