Philip St. Ives

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

Protocol for a Kidnapping Publisher's Summary

When his old boss is kidnapped, St. Ives reluctantly agrees to free him.

Philip St. Ives loses his first job in journalism as soon as he realizes he hates the man who gave it to him. Chicago Post editor Amfred Killingsworth is a pompous blowhard, and fires his newest reporter for failing to fawn over him. St. Ives goes to New York, where he lands a daily column and the close friendship of an assortment of crooks. Killingsworth goes in a less respectable direction, becoming the US ambassador to Yugoslavia. By the time the ambassador gets himself kidnapped, the only man who can save him is his former cub reporter.

The kidnappers demand the release of a Slavic poet in exchange for the ambassador, and St. Ives goes behind the Iron Curtain to arrange the hand-off. To protect a trove of ugly Washington secrets, he’ll have to save the life of a universally disliked man.

©1971 Ross E. Thomas (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Protocol for a Kidnapping

    • By: Ross Thomas
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Asked by the United States government to rescue a U.S. ambassador kidnapped by Yugoslavian radicals, professional go-between Philip St. Ives finds himself trapped in Eastern Europe.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Procane Chronicle

    • By: Ross Thomas
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    It’s three in the morning, and Philip St. Ives has come to the all-night Laundromat to meet a thief. His laundry bag isn’t carrying dirty clothing - it’s stuffed with $90,000 cash. But he finds his contact, Bobby Boykins, in no state to talk. Bobby has been beaten, strangled, and stuffed behind a washing machine; Philip is inspecting the corpse when the police find him. Standing in a Laundromat with a dead body and a sack full of cash, Philip learns, is a good way to get arrested.

    Regular price: $19.95