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By Donald E. Westlake

ISBN-10: 0445407174

ISBN-13: 9780445407176

ISBN-10: 0715646346

ISBN-13: 9780715646342

whilst 16 copies of a recognized Aztec statue arrive in big apple, males will die to determine which one is the true factor. A small South American republic has determined to capitalize on its nationwide image: a prized gold statue of a dancing Aztec priest. The president asks a sculptor to make 16 copies of it on the market in a foreign country. The sculptor replaces the unique with one in every of his fakes, and ships the genuine one to manhattan urban for an under-the-table sale to a museum. The statues go back and forth to the USA opened up between 5 crates, classified to make sure that supply is going as deliberate. however it does not paintings. requested to choose up the crate marked "E? on the airport, supply guy Jerry Manelli, pressured by way of his client's Spanish accessory, takes crate "A? as a substitute. The statue disappears into town, major him on a baffling chase, which - if he comes up with the inaccurate Aztec - may fee him his lifestyles.

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Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008) was once probably the most prolific and proficient authors of yankee crime fiction. He all started his occupation within the past due Fifties, churning out novels for pulp homes - usually writing as many as 4 novels a 12 months lower than a number of pseudonyms - yet quickly started publishing lower than his personal identify. His such a lot recognized characters have been John Dortmunder, an unfortunate thief, and a ruthless legal named Parker. His writing earned him 3 Edgars and a Grand grasp Award from the secret Writers of the US. Westlake's cinematic prose and brisk discussion made his novels appealing to Hollywood, and a number of other movies have been made of his books, with stars equivalent to Lee Marvin and Mel Gibson.

Westlake wrote numerous screenplays himself, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his model of The Grifters, Jim Thompson's noir classic.

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