Lovejoy is visited by a well-dressed thug who coerces him to meet Sandy Litvak, a notorious and lethal loan shark who has inherited a Lovejoy IOU to a former client, which has grown from 6 to 14 thousand pounds based on a strictly enforced interest rate of 6 for 5... each week. Lovejoy has three days to come up with the money before his debt escalates to 16,800. Failing that, dire consequences await. Lovejoy employs several gambits, including sabotaging one of Charlotte's auctions to meet the deadline. As a sidebar, Eric recruits Beth Taylor as a new apprentice for Lovejoy Antiques. Written by
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Well, I can feel a glass of lunch coming on.