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Drowned Hopes By Donald E. Westlake

Drowned Hopes by Donald E. Westlake

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Summary

Dortmunder's past comes back to haunt him when he returns home after an unsuccessful burglary and finds his old cellmate sitting in his living room. He needs Dortmunder's help in retrieving $700,000 that he'd buried in a small town 30 years before

Drowned Hopes Summary

Drowned Hopes: A Dortmunder Mystery by Donald E. Westlake

Dortmunder's past comes back to haunt him when he returns home after an unsuccessful burglary and finds his old cellmate sitting in his living room. He needs Dortmunder's help in retrieving $700,000 that he'd buried in a small town 30 years before. The problem is that, while he sat in jail, the State of New York flooded the area to build a reservoir; the loot is now under a few feet of dirt and many feet of water. Being a man of great determination but few ethical principles, the thief plans to blow up the dam, emptying the reservoir but also flooding the inhabited countryside to get at his stash. Dortmunder pleads with him to be allowed to retrieve the money another way. His first attempt fails. And his second. And third. Meanwhile the thief is losing patience...

Drowned Hopes Reviews

Laughs that land on every page...the author's inventive mind never fails him - New York Times Book Review * New York Times *
It's all funny. Nobody does caper better than Westlake - Publishers Weekly * Publisher's Weekly *

About Donald E. Westlake

Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008) was a prolific author of crime fiction. In 1993, the Mystery Writers of America bestowed the society's highest honour on Westlake, naming him a Grand Master.

Additional information

GOR001462787
9781847245205
184724520X
Drowned Hopes: A Dortmunder Mystery by Donald E. Westlake
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Quercus Publishing
2008-07-03
304
N/A
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