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The Mercenaries, (First Edition)

Westlake, Donald E.

ISBN 10: 089296801X / ISBN 13: 9780892968015
Published by Random House, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1960
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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With the usual tanning at the edges, otherwise this is a VG, unmarked, hardcover first edition copy in a VG, mylar protected DJ that has a touch of fading at the spine. 2.95 cover price. Nice photo of the 26 year old author on the rear panel. Photos on request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 067773

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Title: The Mercenaries, (First Edition)

Publisher: Random House, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1960

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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From the Grand Master of Mystery comes the latest novel featuring the ever- lovable buthapless crook John Dortmunder. 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.

About the Author:

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.

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