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The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of The Ax and The Hook is back in rare form as he introduces Meehan, a character who keeps the lid from blowing off Washington politics. Meehan, a career thief staring at life without parole, is awaiting sentencing at the Manhattan Correctional Center when he is called to a meeting by someone masquerading as his lawyer. The man, it turns out, represents the presidential reelection campaign committee now finding itself in need of a little professional help. So they outsource Meehan in return for a walk from all pending criminal charges. All he has to do is steal a compromising video tape before the other side springs an October Surprise on the president. A shrewd burglar, Meehan bites—and shows just how easy Watergate would have been had they left it to the professionals.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This novel—top-shelf Westlake stirred with a twist of Thomas—is something to savor.

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Sublime comedy…a crime caper that also gets some nice digs in as political satire.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Westlake has a] long-perfected ability to blend incredible smartness with an ever entertaining degree of smart-aleck impudence.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Westlake hooks the reader from the first sentence, maintaining the suspense with unpredictable turnabouts and dead-on descriptions.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In Westlake’s masterful hands every page delights readers with satirical observations, unexpected twists, and an endless supply of laugh-out-loud zingers.”

    School Library Journal

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