Arthur Wu and Quincy Durant are " con men'- who will do most anything for a dollar.
They get involved in they Philippines with Security Experts, retired FBI agents and others in an attempt to get their hands on 5 million dollars. Plus there are CIA agents and sundry other odious characters which make s this one of Ross Thomas's best 'capers'.
This is the 3rd or 4th time I've read this and will keep on doing so. The characters, the dialogue, humour and the plot twists show why Thomas was the best there was at this type of book.
Donald Westlake who was no slouch at the "caper" bowed down to Thomas.
His books are brilliant and deserve to be better known.