Sunday, November 11, 2012
"Swannie, how I love ya" song lyrics.
A wealthy attorney hires him to find his rebellious daughter who he hasn't seen or heard from. She's living someplace with her boyfriend. The attorney believes that the boyfriend is of questionable motives and is after the attorney's daughter's money.
Swann decides to take the case and becomes more and more suspicious of the boyfriend as Swann finds of the boyfriend's activities as a graduate student. He seems like a very clever, thief and makes profits by selling well done imitations of classic books.
I enjoyed the story and found Swann to be refreshing as a character but found significant resemblance in the plot to "Gone," by Randy Wayne White.
In "Gone" a fishing guide who learned detecting from her uncle, is hired by a wealthy man to find the man's daughter who is with her boyfriend who the client feels is unscrupulous and dangerous. Although the daughter cashed a monthly check, the client hasn't seen or heard from her.
In "Swann Dives In" the skip tracer is asked by a wealthy attorney to find the man's daughter who is with her boyfriend who is after her money and the client hasn't seen or heard from her.
There was excellent parts of the "Swann Dives In" novel" that goes into book collecting and this was very interesting but I thought the plot too similar to "Gone" to catch my interest.