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Get Real by Donald E. Westlake

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Get Real
Donald E. Westlake

Grand Central Publishing
July 2009
On Sale: July 17, 2009
Featuring: John Dortmunder
288 pages
ISBN: 0446178608
EAN: 9780446178600
Hardcover
$26.99
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Mystery Hard Boiled

In Donald E. Westlake's classic caper novels, the bad get better, the good slide a bit, and Lord help anyone caught between a thief named John Dortmunder and the current object of his attention. However, being caught red-handed is inevitable in Dortmunder's next production, when a TV producer convinces this thief and his merry gang to do a reality show that captures their next score. The producer guarantees to find a way to keep the show from being used in evidence against them. They're dubious, but the pay is good, so they take him up on his offer.

A mock-up of the OJ bar is built in a warehouse down on Varick Street. The ground floor of that building is a big open space jumbled with vehicles used in TV world, everything from a news truck and a fire engine to a hansom cab (without the horse). As the gang plans their next move with the cameras rolling, Dortmunder and Kelp sneak onto the roof of their new studio to organize a private enterprise. It will take an ingenious plan to outwit viewers glued to their television sets, but Dortmunder is nothing if not persistent, and he's determined to end this shoot with money in his pockets.

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Re: Get Real

So has another famous author just passed today.. John Updike. His body of work included over 20 short stories and many novels.. makes me think of rearranging all the sh stories and novels I have written,. at least his got published!
(Colette Hill 9:54pm January 27, 2009)

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