Put a Lid on It

Author(s): Donald E. Westlake
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.90 hours)
Product Number: Z100018614
Released: Mar 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792741978
Narrator/s: William Dufris
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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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Author(s): Donald E. Westlake
Product Number EB00279366
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781599956183

Professional reviews

"This is the kind of hysterical plot that readers have come to expect from Westlake: It's implausible, with lots of twists and turns, yet rigorously attentive to detail; every character is "bent"; and the wrap-up is neat. In this case, the president's re-election committee needs to arrange a burglary. Having learned from Watergate that amateurs can make a mess of things, they decide to contract with a professional burglar. Imagine the results. William Dufris is also a professional, and he delivers an excellent performance. The main characters are always identifiable--each with a unique voice and style of speech. Dufris's well-paced, well-modulated reading holds the listener's attention as the action spirals. Fans of Dufris will get the pleasure they expect; newcomers will discover a narrator worth seeking out. R.E.K. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"