I just read a fun book by William Boyd called "Stars and Bars". It is the story of Henderson Dores, an English art historian who has been transferred to a Manhattan auctioneers. He is still feeling out of place in America and desperately wants to make his mark. His chance arises with the prospect of the sale of a private art collection. All he has to do is pop down to Georgia and make arrangements.
Is it that simple and straightforward?
The book is very funny and you must feel sympathy for Henderson who is only trying to do his job despite most unusual circumstances.