The hot rock: Dortmunder Series, Book 1

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John Dortmunder and company are hired by the UN Ambassador to the African country of Talabwo to heist the famed Balabomo Emerald, a jewel of great historical and cultural importance, currently in the custody of rival country Akinzi.
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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.

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subject_facet Adventure stories, Criminals -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Dortmunder (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
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