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The Scared Stiff By Donald E. Westlake

The Scared Stiff

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Some days you just might be better off dead. At least, that's what Barry Lee decides when yet another of his schemes falls short of perfect and he finds he has only one asset left: his life. Or rather, the insurance on it. Collecting the benefits of life insurance, however, involves some realities that Barry Lee would sooner avoid.

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The Scared Stiff by Donald E. Westlake

Some days you just might be better off dead. At least, that's what smart-alec Barry Lee decides when yet another of his get-rich-quick schemes falls short of perfect and he finds he has only one asset left: his life. Or rather, the insurance on it. Collecting the benefits of life insurance, however, involves some painfully ultimate realities that Barry Lee would sooner avoid. So it is that Barry and Lola, his beautiful South American wife and partner in con-artistry, set out to play the globalization of the insurance industry to their advantage. The story of their journey to Lola's native Guerrera and their sure-fire scheme to pull off the perfect con, which begins with the staging of Barry's spectacular and very public accidental death, becomes increasingly perilous as he attempts to negotiate his afterlife in a world he in no way understands. To his surprise, some of Lola's more blunt-minded and ham-fisted cousins are figuring that if the whole family's going to get rich with Barry Lee dead, he's not dead enough...

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The Scared Stiff Reviews


'A masterfully devised antic, often hilarious and suspenceful tale from a bestselling author.' TANGLED WEB

About Donald E. Westlake


Donald E. Westlake is a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and lives in New York.

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GOR002936774
The Scared Stiff by Donald E. Westlake
Donald E. Westlake
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2003-12-18
256
0752855948
9780752855943
N/A
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