Arriving home after another failed burglary, Dortmunder finds his home occupied by an old cellmate. Tom Jimson left $700,000 buried in a small valley in upstate New York and needs help retrieving it--from under 50 feet of water now part of a reservoir.
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|Grouped Work ID||33e3e4e1-608d-c35a-9357-4dea0dac647a|
|Grouping Title||drowned hopes|
|Grouping Author||westlake donald e|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-06-20 01:17:05AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-07-08 01:34:09AM|
|author||Westlake, Donald E.|
|author_display||Westlake, Donald E|
|detailed_location_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|display_description||An old cellmate asks Dortmunder for help robbing a reservoir In his day, Tom was a hard man. He came up with Dillinger in the 1930s, and pulled a lot of high-profile jobs before the state put him away. They meant it to be for good, but after twenty-three years the prisons are too crowded for seventy-year-old bank robbers, and so they let the old man go. Finally free, he heads straight for John Dortmunder's house. Long ago, Tom buried $700,000, and now he needs help digging it up. While he was inside, the government dammed a nearby river, creating a reservoir and putting fifty feet of water on top of his money. He wants to blow the dam, drown the villagers, and move to Acapulco. If Dortmunder wants a clean conscience to go along with his share, he needs to find a nice way to get the money before Tom's nasty instincts get the best of both of them.|
|owning_library_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|subject_facet||Detective and mystery fiction|
Dortmunder (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Ex-convicts -- Fiction
|title_full||Drowned hopes / Donald E. Westlake|
Drowned hopes [electronic resource] / Donald E. Westlake
|topic_facet||Dortmunder (Fictitious character)|