Roman Grey's trade is buying and selling, his speciality is the seeking out of the criminal, and his special skills lie close to the dark sciences of sorcery -he's a very different kind of hero. As different in his way as Arkady Renko of Martin Cruz Smith's bestseller Gorky Park . And in Canto for a Gypsy even Roman Grey's skills are put to the test. The priceless Royal Crown of Hungary was on display in St Patrick's Cathedral in New York. It was being guarded by a detachment of the NYPD, a squad of rifle-carrying Communists, a mass of electronic surveillance equipment, and the chief security officer of the Hungarian embassy to the LIN. A heist was impossible - until it happened, when murder, mayhem and all hell broke loose . . .