By Donald E. Westlake
Dortmunder doesnt like handbook exertions. So while Andy Kelp relays the provide of a grand to aid dig up a grave in a far-flung cemetery, he balks... until eventually he starts to ask yourself simply why Fitzroy Guilderpost, felony mastermind, desires to pull a switcheroo of 2 70-years-dead Indians.
Central to the plan is Little Feather Redcorn, the ex-Vegas showgirl and great-granddaughter of the newly-switched stiff. she's going to pose because the final ultimate member of the Pottaknobbee tribe, one-third vendors of the most important on line casino within the east. while the is still of the final identified Pottaknobbee are dug up, down there in Queens, the DNA will end up that its her ancestor.
But whilst the rip-off is going into play, its Dortmunder and his band who needs to step in to ensure every thing runs easily.
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It’s good you’re not a cop, Keller. ” “I kept the pressure on until he went limp. And it would have been the most natural thing to finish the job, you know? Cut off his air a little longer. ” “And I could have left him looking like he had a heart attack and hurt himself when he fell down. Something like that. ” “And overseas as well, for all I know. ’ ” “And suppose one bullet doesn’t do it? ” “And I guess it’s a pretty severe case of suicide if the guy has to shoot himself twice. ” “I stayed with what I’d worked up while I was waiting for him to come home.
There would be other people in Hirschhorn’s office, and then he’d have to ride down on the elevator and fetch the car from where he’d parked it. He exited the lobby, walked around for twenty minutes, then collected his car and drove over the bridge into Indiana. He rode around long enough to get lost and straightened out again, then stopped at a convenience store to top up the gas tank and use the phone. “This fellow I’ve got to see,” he said. ” 26 L AW R E N C E B L O C K “We know the name of his damn dog,” Dot said.
He drove back to Kentucky, then out to Norbourne Estates and Winding Acres Drive. He passed Hirschhorn’s house and couldn’t tell if anyone was home. He circled the block and parked where he could keep an eye on the place. On his way there he’d seen school buses on their afternoon run, and, shortly after he parked and killed the engine, one evidently made a stop nearby, because kids in ones and twos and threes began to show up on Winding Acres Drive, walking along until they either turned down side streets or disappeared into houses.
Bad News (Dortmunder, Book 10) by Donald E. Westlake