Kelp has a plan, and John
Dortmunder knows that means trouble. His friend Kelp is a jinx, and his
schemes, no matter how well-intentioned, tend to spiral quickly out of control.
But this one, Kelp swears, is airtight. He read it in a book.
In county lock-up for a
traffic charge, Kelp came across a library of trashy novels by an author named
Richard Stark. The hero is a thief named Parker whose plans, unlike Kelp and
Dortmunder’s, always work out. In one, Parker orchestrates a kidnapping so
brilliant that, Kelp thinks, it would have to work in real life. Though
offended that his usual role as planner has been usurped, Dortmunder agrees to
try using the novel as a blueprint. Unfortunately, what’s simple on the page
turns complex in real life, and there is no book to guide him through the
madness he’s signed on for. Download and start listening now!