I love all the Dortmunder books. This one has all the regulars with even more laughs than usual. Donald Westlake had a great sense of humor. The Dortmunder books were the "stars in his crown." I am sorry that Mr. Westlake has left us. Whenever I am truly down, I can pick up one of his books and get an instant pick-me-up. I have read all the Dortmunder books at least twice, some three times. They are just so well written with a satirical touch that is unique. Enjoy them-as far as I am concerned, they are jewels to savor!
This is a very funny book. It's the latest installment in the series about John Dortmunder, who's misadventures in crime never cease to amuse.
Summary, no spoilers:
Arnie Albright is New York fence who comes up with the plan for the perfect crime. While at a Club Med, he meets billionaire and jerk extraordinaire, Preston Fareweather. He is mistreated by Fareweather (who isn't?), and decides to get revenge.
Fareweather is hiding out from process servers who are trying to contact him at the behest of four angry ex-wives. He has not been to his New York apartment in over two years, and doesn't plan to return anytime soon.
Arnie contacts his buddy, Dortmunder, and they decide to round up the usual gang, and burglarize Fareweather's apartment and steal his BMW....since he isn't around.
As usual, with any Dortmunder scheme, anything and everything goes wrong. Enter New Jersey mobsters, mishaps at the OJ (Dortmunder's favorite bar),...
If you are a regular, what you expect is what you get. Sit down and laugh. Please not on a long airplane flight. People start giving you funny looks. Trust me on this one. Baby would I lie?
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