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Charlie Poole has a serious case of ennui. Stuck tending bar at his gangster uncle’s Brooklyn saloon, he awakens from his slumber only when two hit men threaten to kill him. While on the lam, Charlie has to handle his Mafia uncle, stand up for himself, and come to terms with the beautiful woman who saves his life.
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DONALD E. WESTLAKE has written numerous novels over the past thirty-five years under his own name and pseudonyms, including Richard Stark. Many of his books have been made into movies, including The Hunter, which became the brilliant film noir Point Blank, and the 1999 smash hit Payback. He penned the Hollywood scripts for The Stepfather and The Grifters, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. The winner of three Edgar awards and a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Donald E. Westlake was presented with The Eye, the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Shamus Awards. He lives with his wife, Abby Adams, in rural New York State.From AudioFile:
Charlie Poole is horrified when two mob hitmen inform him he is "on the spot." He believes that his only chance is to convince someone higher up in the organization not to kill him. He sets off on a journey that is a great example of Grand Master Westlake's intricate, escalating, and humorous plots. Nick Sullivan has equal command over the clueless Charlie and the unsavory denizens of Westlake's wild romp. While the novella was originally published in 1965, long before Tony Soprano became the most popular character on television, it retains all of its appeal. E.J.F. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Mysterious Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11044125800X
Book Description Mysterious Press, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M044125800X