Bank Shot (Dortmunder, Book 2)
Donald E. Westlake
rather than robbing a financial institution, Dortmunder attempts to thieve the entire building.
Encyclopedias are heavy, and John Dortmunder is in poor health of wearing them. whereas in among jobs, the power heist-planner is operating an encyclopedia-selling rip-off that's approximately to explode in his face. The law enforcement officials are on their approach while his pal Kelp pulls up in a stolen Oldsmobile, delivering a brief get away from the legislations and a role that's too insane to show down. Kelp's nephew is an FBI washout who's hooked on old-time pulp novels and event tales. He attempted being a cop, and now he desires to be a robber. His goal: a chief highway financial institution that has briefly relocated to a wide cellular domestic. Breaking in is impossible—there are seven guards and a police station down the street—but cellular houses have been intended to be pushed. Dortmunder simply has to force the financial institution away.
at the task no later guy 8 o’clock, status correct by way of the door to determine if any of the men have been going to be overdue. nonetheless, he wasn’t this type of undesirable outdated fowl; in the event you did occur to be overdue any time, he may perhaps offer you a note or at the topic himself, yet he wouldn’t ever file it to the place of work. Mulligan tucked down his dark-blue uniform jacket, readjusted his holster on his correct hip, and shook his head. ‘Getting stumble-footed in my previous age,’ he acknowledged. ‘Now me, i think like I bought a spring in my.
stated. ‘Maybe much more than one.’ yet Kelp had acknowledged, ‘One will do.’ So it did. It used to be the 5th key he attempted, whereas Murch stood again a couple of ft with a flashlight, after which the door swung outward. Kelp stayed at the back of it, simply because they weren’t convinced concerning the guards within, even if the carbon-monoxide truck exhaust had knocked them out or no longer. that they had made cautious calculations on how a lot of the cubic-foot skill the gasoline might fill after x mins and x + y mins, and have been definite they have been good.
Amid submitting cupboards and desks, slumbering. Murch acknowledged, ‘I heard that one noisily snoring, that’s how I knew.’ ‘Don’t they appear peaceful,’ Kelp acknowledged, taking a look over-the-counter at them. ‘It makes me woozy myself simply to examine them.’ Dortmunder too were feeling a definite heaviness, dunking it was once the actual and emotional letdown after a profitable task, yet suddenly he roused himself and cried, ‘Murch!’ Murch was once part draped over-the-counter; it was once challenging to inform if he was once taking a look at the.
Flashlight on, Herman was once placing his instruments away. ‘It’s done,’ he stated. ‘You received it!’ ‘Of direction I obtained it.’ Herman glared at him. ‘What do you sound so stunned for?’ ‘Well, I simply … Uh, here’s Stan and Victor.’ however it was once simply Murch. He strolled over and gestured on the black field and stated, ‘You get it open?’ ‘Listen,’ Herman acknowledged angrily, ‘just simply because I’m having hassle with that secure …’ Murch regarded startled. ‘I simply desired to know,’ he acknowledged. Kelp stated, ‘Where’s Victor?’ ‘Here he.
I’ll need to move get another.’ Kelp defined, ‘Some lady known as the police officers on him.’ could squinted via cigarette smoke. ‘You getting fresh?’ ‘Come on, May,’ Dortmunder stated. ‘You understand me greater than that.’ ‘You’re all alike so far as i will be able to see,’ she stated. They’d met virtually a yr in the past, while she’d stuck Dortmunder shoplifting on the shop. It used to be the truth that he hadn’t attempted any line in any respect on her, that he hadn’t even requested for her sympathy, that had gained her sympathy. He’d simply stood there,.