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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (84 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Fred Sullivan Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Albert Platt is a rotten man. Bred in the rough parts of Brooklyn, he made his name as a killer and has built a fortune from gambling, loan sharking, and the other pastimes of a standard thug. His latest gambit? Buying banks, robbing them, and collecting the insurance. He’s a hard man, and no one ever stood in his way until he brushed up against Eddie Manso. 

Manso is no ordinary veteran. He and four other commandos, battle-hardened in the jungles of Laos, have found that the civilian world demands their talents as much as the military once did. These specialists have made a living targeting vicious men whom the law cannot touch, dismantling their empires and taking their plunder. And Albert Platt has just entered their crosshairs.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Block is one of the best!”

    Washington Post

  • “[A] gripping novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Here’s proof that a relatively short mystery can be as entertaining as a longer one. Lawrence Block wrote this crime thriller in 1969, and Fred Sullivan’s performance ensures that it’s as enjoyable now as it was then…Sullivan captures the personalities with aplomb, giving richness to the characters. His modulation of tone and timbre is a terrific complement to Block’s crisp dialogue. The result is great fun for those who enjoy for a quick listen and a good story.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andy Nieradko | 10/20/2012

    " Brilliant. Very cinematic. Great book. Would've been a great series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jim | 3/11/2012

    " I borrowed this audio book from the library on a day when the pickings were admittedly slim and I wanted something short and quickly engaging. Mercifully, this book was short or else I would not here suffer the shame of admitting that I fast-listened to it. So that is not a recommendation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by J | 11/25/2009

    " The language is terse and plot convoluted, but when a double-amputee Colonel is leading a gang of 5 Vietnam Vets, does that really matter? Like A-Team re-envisioned for Skinemax, this is the best 25 cents I have spent on a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by J | 9/14/2008

    " The language is terse and plot convoluted, but when a double-amputee Colonel is leading a gang of 5 Vietnam Vets, does that really matter? Like A-Team re-envisioned for Skinemax, this is the best 25 cents I have spent on a book. "

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