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The Hot Rock

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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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Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road

Kindle Book

  • Release date: October 25, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781453229170
  • Release date: October 25, 2011

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781453229170
  • File size: 2831 KB
  • Release date: October 25, 2011

PDF ebook

  • ISBN: 9781480404472
  • File size: 6899 KB
  • Release date: October 25, 2011

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook
PDF ebook

subjects

Fiction Mystery

Languages

English

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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