Wall Of Masks
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Mike Tucker is a professional art dealer who moonlights as a professional
thief. Through Clitus Felton, an ex-thief who runs a book store, Tucker
receives offers to ply his second trade, but he picks and chooses which capers
he becomes involved in. In "The Wall of Masks" he is teamed again with Jimmy
Shirillo who first appeared in "Blood Risk". Together with George Knight they
plan to steal a wall of masks which has been looted from a previously
undiscovered Mayan ruin in the Mexican jungle. Unfortunately, the local general
appears during the heist expecting his customary payment for looking the other
way, He kills all the people involved except Tucker, Shirillo and Knight. Now
they must find a way out of the jungle alive.
My Rating = B +
An enjoyable read, with more character depth than either previous Coffey title.
"The Wall of Masks" is the third of five books that Dean Koontz published
under the pseudonym "Brian Coffey". It is one of the harder titles to locate
and tends to be fairly expensive. Unfortunately, most of the copies I see
listed for sale are ex-library editions. It is the last of the three Coffey
titles to feature art collector/thief Mike Tucker, preceded by "Blood Risk" in
1973, and "Surrounded" in 1974. It was never released in paperback in the
You have a first edition if there is a $6.95 price on the inside front of the dustjacket and if it states "First Printing" on the copyright page.