This novel from crime writer John Creasey’s Baron series sees the title character (also known as John Mannering) searching for jewels stolen from a wealthy American named Wannaker.
Soon afterward, people involved with the Wannaker Heist begin dying. The Baron, a thief-turned-jeweler, realizes that the culprits are after something much more valuable than the jewels.
With The Baron Goes Fast, Creasey, whose 600 crime novels have sold 80 million copies around the world, has written an intelligently and fiendishly plotted crime novel that is performed with gimlet-eyed intensity by Carl Prekopp.
There was a lot at stake for the Baron in this new case; far more than the mere recovery of the Wannaker jewels. He was also working for the safety of Helen Chadwick, seeking to uncover the truth about Robbie Chadwick, and on the hunt for ‘Dizzy’ who was no ordinary crook. And meanwhile, the net steadily closes around him and he has to work fast.…
Master crime fiction writer John Creasey's near 600 titles have sold more than 80 million copies in over 25 languages under both his own name and multiple other pseudonyms. His style varied with each identity and led to him being regarded as a literary phenomena. Amongst the many series written were Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Toff, The Baron, Dr. Palfrey, and Inspector West, as J. J. Marric, Michael Halliday, Patrick Dawlish, and others.
During his lifetime Creasey enjoyed an ever-increasing reputation both in the UK and overseas, especially the USA. This was further enhanced by constant revision of his works in order to assure the best possible be presented to his readers and also by many awards, not least of which was being honoured twice by the Mystery Writer's of America, latterly as Grand Master.