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The Rheingold Route

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Hardcover, 276 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by HarperCollins
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Mar 31, 2011 iubookgirl rated it liked it
The Rheingold Route refers to a travel path followed by individuals attempting to smuggle British Pounds out of the country to Switzerland. Early in the novel, John Cochrane is hired to take this route in order to get his client's inheritance out of the country. While he works regularly as a "courier," he feels forced into this job. As a lonely American stranded in London (for reasons we learn along the way), he does what he must to get by. The reader quickly realizes that this job is not what i ...more
Oct 16, 2008 Nikki rated it really liked it
I came to this book with an expectation that I would enjoy it (which I did, eventually) and that I had already read it (which I hadn't). I now realize that I must have read at least one of Maling's Brock Potter books. The Rheingold Route is a stand-alone.

After reading the first couple of chapters, I put the book aside. It may have been simply "where my head was at," but I wasn't very interested in a story that seemed to be all about criminals and their ways of double-crossing each other.

But, si
Jan 17, 2015 Betty rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime
Winner of the Edgar in 1979 for Best Novel, this stand alone crime caper steps outside of the genre. John Cochrane is a divorced American stranded in England who survives as an illegal currency courier. He takes on an assignment that unravels, sending him on a different trajectory.
Jan 01, 2009 David rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I will read more of his. The main character smuggles money out of England. He is hired by a man that says he is the Lawyer of the man that normally hires him. That makes him wary but he knows a lot of detais. In the next chapter this lawyer hires another man to follow and rob him once on the content. The chapters alternate between these two characters points of view. Ocassionally a minor character too.
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Arthur Gordon Maling (born 1923) is an American writer of crime and thriller novels.. He graduated from Francis W. Parker School, Chicago in 1940; in 1944 he received a B.A. from Harvard University. In the Second World War Maling was an ensign in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1945. From 1945 to 1946 he was a reporter for The San Diego Journal. After 1946, he worked as an executive manager for Maling ...more
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