The hot rock
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|Grouping Title||hot rock|
|Grouping Author||westlake donald e|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-14 04:10:40AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-14 04:17:13AM|
|author||Donald E. Westlake|
|author_display||Donald E. Westlake|
|available_at_aacpl||Online OverDrive Collection|
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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.
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library Online|
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Criminals -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Dortmunder (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
|title_display||The hot rock|
|title_full||The Hot Rock|
The hot rock [by] Donald E. Westlake
|title_short||The hot rock|
Dortmunder (Fictitious character)