The Ax

By Donald E. Westlake (Hardcover Book, 1997)
The multi-award-winning, widely-acclaimed mystery master Donald E. Westlake delivers a masterpiece with this brilliant, laser-sharp tale of the deadly consequences of corporate downsizing.

Burke Devore is a middle-aged manager at a paper company when the cost-cutting ax falls, and he is laid off. Eighteen months later and still unemployed, he puts a new spin on his job search -- with agonizing care, Devore finds the seven men in the surrounding area who could take the job that rightfully should be his, and systematically kills them. Transforming himself from mild-mannered middle manager to ruthless murderer, he discovers skills ne never knew ne had -- and that come to him far too easily.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $30.00 US/$42.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780892965878

    • On Sale Date: 06/01/1997

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Mysterious Press

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The multi-award-winning, widely-acclaimed mystery master Donald E. Westlake delivers a masterpiece with this brilliant, laser-sharp tale of the deadly consequences of corporate downsizing.

Burke Devore is a middle-aged manager at a paper company when the cost-cutting ax falls, and he is laid off. Eighteen months later and still unemployed, he puts a new spin on his job search -- with agonizing care, Devore finds the seven men in the surrounding area who could take the job that rightfully should be his, and systematically kills them. Transforming himself from mild-mannered middle manager to ruthless murderer, he discovers skills ne never knew ne had -- and that come to him far too easily.
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  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $30.00 US/$42.00 CAN
  • Pages: 288
  • ISBN-13: 9780892965878
  • On Sale Date: 06/01/1997