The Hot Rock by Donald E. Westlake

Published June 14, 2013

The Hot Rock by Donald E. Westlake

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This was surprisingly good, a little romp through several heists as a team of career criminals search for an emerald that keeps on eluding them. Far from being bungling, they are good at what they do (and quite funny along the way) but circumstances make their lives just a bit more difficult.

When I could get into it, this was easy to read and fun, but unfortunately there were so many spelling mistakes, it kept bringing me out of the story. I can overlook the odd error, particularly when they are real words that a spellcheck wouldn’t pick up but there was more than that going on here. Anyway, it was worth sticking with, and disappointing in terms of proof-reading, but overall an enjoyable read.

Rating: Unrated

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