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Put a Lid on It

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2002

    Westlake at his best

    Donald Westlake is dependably great, always coming through with each novel for ease of read, great plot and comedy. At times laugh out loud funny, Westlake manages to deliver a complicated twisting story filled with sympathtic characters that still brings the reader along easily. While rating it five stars is obvious, I also give it my highest rating- don't wait for the paperback, it's worth the hardcover price.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2002

    wild satirical look at modern society

    As he sits in the holding area of the Manhattan Correctional Center, Francis Xavier Meehan wonders why the gods loathe him. He knows not to mess with the Feds, but how was he to realize the truck contained US mail when it failed to have any logo. Feeling a bit of the blues due to his bad luck, Francis expects the worst when even bail is denied. <P>Instead a presidential reelection committee member arrives to offer Francis a deal. The charges will be dropped if Meehan steals a video that makes the president look so bad his sure shot reelection would flush down the toilet. Francis puts together a team of pros (no Watergate amateurs on his squad) and travels to the upstate New York estate of the owner of the sacred video. However, Beltway insiders who could not locate Albany, New York from Albany, Georgia and a bunch of Middle East espionage agents obstruct Francis and his team. Then there is the other party¿s personal felon team to compete with for the grand prize. <P> Donald E. Westlake provides his usual wild satirical look at modern society foibles in his latest crime caper, PUT A LID ON IT. The story line is amusing and exciting as Francis slowly unravels the truth behind the deal with the devil that he struck. Fans of amusing mysteries will relish Mr. Westlake's axing of the American presidential election system starting with the truism that the only lesson learned by the DC crowd from Watergate is to use professional thieves when breaking and entering to steal something. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    TFEC

    (Transformation Faults Emergency Center) Wastlake hospial

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2002

    Definitely Not Westlake's Best Effort!!

    I was extremely disappointed in this very mediocre story by an author whose Dortmunder books have always been filled with unforgettable characters. The characters in his latest effort never quite spring to life and it was difficult to really come to care about any of them. Totally lacking was the humor which makes Dortmunder and his cronies such a great gang of n'er do wells. Great stories are filled with great characters and a believable plot. This book had neither.

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