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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grand Central Pub
Publication date July 17, 2009
Pages 278
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780446178600
ISBN-10 0446178608
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $23.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780446178600 Book cover for 9781410417794
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (October 16, 2009)
9781410417794 | details & prices | 371 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $31.95
About: Reluctantly agreeing to allow his gang to appear in a reality television cop show that promises a lucrative payout and legal protection, luckless thief John Dortmunder and his partner, Kelp, devise a secondary plot to deceive case-cracking television viewers.
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from Grand Central Pub (July 17, 2009)
9780446178600 | details & prices | 278 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $23.99
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Paperback
Book cover for 9780446566636
 
Reprint edition from Grand Central Pub (May 25, 2010)
9780446566636 | details & prices | 289 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.99
About: John Dortmunder and his merry crew stumble upon a television reality show whose producer decides to push the limits of the medium.
Miscellaneous
from Grand Central Pub (July 17, 2009)
9780446550901 | details & prices | List price $10.99

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