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Doc McCoy is the most skilled criminal alive. But when for the first time in Doc's long criminal career, his shot doesn't hit the mark, everything begins to fall apart. And Doc begins to realize that the perfect bank robbery isn't complete without the perfect getaway to back it up.

THE GETAWAY is the classic story of a bank robbery gone horribly wrong, where the smallest mistakes have catastrophic consequences, and shifting loyalties lead to ...
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The Getaway

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Overview

Doc McCoy is the most skilled criminal alive. But when for the first time in Doc's long criminal career, his shot doesn't hit the mark, everything begins to fall apart. And Doc begins to realize that the perfect bank robbery isn't complete without the perfect getaway to back it up.

THE GETAWAY is the classic story of a bank robbery gone horribly wrong, where the smallest mistakes have catastrophic consequences, and shifting loyalties lead to betrayals and chaos. The basis for the classic Steve McQueen film of the same name, as well as a 1994 remake with Alec Baldwin, Thompson's novel set the bar for every heist story that followed--but as Thompson's proved time and again, nobody's ever done it better than the master.

Doc McCoy knows everything there is to know about pulling off the perfect bank job. But there are some things he has forgotten--such as a partner who is not only treacherous but insane and a wife who is still an amateur. Worst of all, McCoy has forgotten that when the crime is big and bloody enough, there is no such thing as a clean getaway.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316195898
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 12/25/2011
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 183,247
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James Meyers Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective when he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films "The Killing" and "Paths of Glory"). An outstanding crime writer, the world of his fiction is rife with violence and corruption. In examining the underbelly of human experience and American society in particular, Thompson's work at its best is both philosophical and experimental. Several of his novels have been filmed by American and French directors, resulting in classic noir including The Killer Inside Me (1952), After Dark My Sweet (1955), and The Grifters (1963).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2001

    A Classic Crime Novel

    I read this novel prior to it being adapted to the silver screen as the classic 1972 Sam Peckinpah film starring Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw, and again just recently. Thompson's masterpiece still packs a punch; it is indeed a classic crime novel.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

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    Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers Favorite She waited for

    Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers Favorite

    She waited for her beloved husband for four long years and then he was by her side again. Doc McCoy is a master criminal with nerves of steel. He will do whatever it takes to get what he wants, in this case taking down a bank's assets. He studies, plans and then jumps on the chance . . . but a few things go astray in his plans and before he knows it, many have died and he is highly sought after by the heat. Back him in a corner, he will leave ya there in a heap. So go those who are unfortunate enough to cross him; his escape is no different but will he get away from this one? Enter an old friend who helps him disappear until it is safe for him to escape for good. The lengths he and his wife are forced to go to are unfathomable to the average person. I found myself curling my lip with disgust at the scene. Will he escape to a better situation or is he jumping from the frying pan into the fire? You'll have to read it and find out for yourself!

    Jim Thompson has become a favorite author of mine over the last several months. It is a bit surprising to find that his books were written decades ago, the copyright being renewed now by a family member. The audio book is an excellent option. There are at least two places where the editing is not perfect and it is noticeable but that does not detract from the story.

    This is a great spin with an ending that falls in your lap!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    !

    I dont know why plot spoilers feel the need to reveal the book in their review. We have the overview that tells us enough to get us interested, we dont need you revealing more. If you feel like roger ebert, go to a book blog and reveal away, but please stop doing it here. Most of us would like to read a book and be surprised, not have rude, inconsiderate ppl like you spoiling the book by telling us everything that happens.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Lexy

    Lets go jordan. She starts to get impatient

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Evan to LC

    Bob is at res 8 if you need to contact him

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Bob

    Good evening LC can u go to application?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Luke

    Anyone?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Work

    Can i work here as manager

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    LC to Even

    Thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Blake

    Hey LC.

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  • Posted July 19, 2013

    Not bad but not what I thought it would be. Found it a bit drag

    Not bad but not what I thought it would be. Found it a bit draggy.

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    Hard to put down once started. Very good!

    Very well written. Keeps you at the edge of your seat.

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  • Posted June 8, 2013

    Clever plot with many twists and turns.

    A complex plot with many twists and turns. Just when you think all things are being resolved and the mystery concluded, there is a final surprise. The plot does indeed thicken throughout the pages and I found it to be a real grabber. Couldn't put it down.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    fast read

    fast read, good story about an old time crime. I enjoyed the book and would recomment it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    just right for summer reading

    enjoyable easy read for summer fun

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    A to E

    Wha was ur frst impression of me? And i like u told me ur middle nsme once i remember naaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Ashkee

    You sure are asking alot if questions... and yes i was yes i do and patrick

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