The con is on. the mark is Monroe Hall, a corrupt CEO who lavished more of his company's money on himself than the boys at Enron and WorldCom combined. The loot? A fleet of vintage automobiles that would leave the Sultan of Brunei blushing. The catch? Trying to outsmart a collection of angry union men who've been taken for a ride and blue-blooded suckers who've been taken for their family fortunes. But if Dortmunder and his merry band of crooks are to drive off with the loot, they'll have to act fast - before they get caught in a deadly crossfire.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Series:||John Dortmunder Series , #11|
|Sold by:||Hachette Digital, Inc.|
|File size:||857 KB|
About the Author
Donald Edwin Westlake (1933-2008) was an American author of numerous bestselling novels and nonfiction books under his own name and many pseudonyms. Best known for his mystery novels including the Dortmunder series, he also wrote screenplays, including the script for The Grifters which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. He won the Edgar award three times in three separate categories and in 1993 was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The story is a reasonably good Dortmunder story, but the reading by William Dufris is hands-down awful. While he tries to give each character a distinctive voice, he doesn't maintain that voice - meaning that it becomes impossible to keep track of who's talking. (Also, there's this distracting mystery: Why does Anne Marie, a Kansas native, talk with a deep-south Georgia peach accent?) Worse yet, he tries to be funnier than the material, really hamming it up. This book deserves someone better than Bob the Builder as a narrator...
I looked up Grand Theft auto and got this crap
If you're new to the Dortmunder series, don't read this book. If you've been a fan for years, don't read this book. The ' caper' doesn't start until 2/3 thru the book, then goes nowhere. Very disappointing.