What's the Worst That Could Happen?

By Donald E. Westlake (Electronic Book, 2001)
It started with a ring. A cheap ring. The yellow metal said brass, notgold, and the sparkly bits were certainly not diamonds. But the ringbelonged to May's horse-playing uncle, who swore it brought good luck.Dortmunder, who wouldn't kick a little good luck out of bed, puts it tothe test when he goes to burglarize Long Island billionaire MaxFairbanks.

As luck would have it, Dortmunder is greeted by Fairbanks himself -- anda loaded gun -- as soon as he strolls through the door. When the copsarrive, the mogul adds insult to injury by claiming that Dortmunder'slucky ring is actually his.

Big mistake, big guy. As soon as Dortmunder can give the cops the slip, the world's most single-minded burglar goes after the fat cat with avengeance and a team of crooks that only he can assemble. And from theget-go everything will go Dortmunder's way -- everything that is, exceptthe ring.

Plowing through Fairbanks's many residences, from New York's Great WhiteWay to Washington's Watergate Hotel, Dortmunderand his gang rob theunlucky billionaire blind, all in search of one ridiculous ring. By thetime Fairbanks understands what's going on, it's much

It started with a ring. A cheap ring. The yellow metal said brass, notgold, and the sparkly bits were certainly not diamonds. But the ringbelonged to May's horse-playing uncle, who swore it brought good luck.Dortmunder, who wouldn't kick a little good luck out of bed, puts it tothe test when he goes to burglarize Long Island billionaire MaxFairbanks.

As luck would have it, Dortmunder is greeted by Fairbanks himself -- anda loaded gun -- as soon as he strolls through the door. When the copsarrive, the mogul adds insult to injury by claiming that Dortmunder'slucky ring is actually his.

Big mistake, big guy. As soon as Dortmunder can give the cops the slip, the world's most single-minded burglar goes after the fat cat with avengeance and a team of crooks that only he can assemble. And from theget-go everything will go Dortmunder's way -- everything that is, exceptthe ring.

Plowing through Fairbanks's many residences, from New York's Great WhiteWay to Washington's Watergate Hotel, Dortmunderand his gang rob theunlucky billionaire blind, all in search of one ridiculous ring. By thetime Fairbanks understands what's going on, it's much

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  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $12.99 US/$12.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759542969
  • On Sale Date: 04/11/2001