By Donald E. Westlake
After a yr at the lam, the go back of bumbling thief Dortmunder is a reason celebre. The author's most up-to-date Dortmunder caper. "The highway to Ruin," and the quick tale assortment, "Thieves' Dozen," acquired rave stories within the "New York instances e-book evaluation, big apple day-by-day News," and "Kirkus Reviews" (starred review), between different courses.
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