The Hot Rock by Donald E. Westlake

The Hot Rock

byDonald E. Westlake

Kobo ebook | October 25, 2011

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Edgar Award Finalist: A comical crime caper “filled with action and imagination” (The New York Times Book Review).
 

John Dortmunder leaves jail with ten dollars, a train ticket, and nothing to make money on but his good name. Thankfully, his reputation goes far. No one plans a caper better than Dortmunder. His friend Kelp picks him up in a stolen Cadillac and drives him away from Sing-Sing, telling a story of a $500,000 emerald that they just have to steal. Dortmunder doesn’t hesitate to agree.

 

The emerald is the crown jewel of a former British colony, lately granted independence and split into two nations: one for the Talabwo people, one for the Akinzi. The Akinzi have the stone, the Talabwo want it back, and their UN representative offers a fine payday to the men who can get it. It’s not a simple heist, but after a few years in stir, Dortmunder could use the challenge.

Author Donald E. Westlake was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 12, 1933. He attended colleges in New York, but did not graduate. He wrote more than 100 novels and 5 screenplays throughout his lifetime. He also wrote under numerous pseudonyms including Richard Stark, Tucker Coe, and Samuel Holt. Almost 20 of his novels were adapted in...
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Title:The Hot RockFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:MysteriousPress.com/Open RoadLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1453229175

ISBN - 13:9781453229170

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hot Rock Loved it. Highly recommend it. Very funny. Never read so many problems with one robbery. Now I'm going to watch the movie.
Date published: 2015-05-12