Drowned hopes: Dortmunder Series, Book 7

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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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This rollicking tale of an aging robber who wants to blow up a reservoir "will keep readers laughing" (Publishers Weekly).
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.

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subject_facet Detective and mystery stories, American, Dortmunder (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Ex-convicts -- Fiction
title_display Drowned hopes
title_full Drowned Hopes Dortmunder Series, Book 7, Drowned hopes / Donald E. Westlake
title_short Drowned hopes
title_sub Dortmunder Series, Book 7
topic_facet Detective and mystery stories, American, Dortmunder (Fictitious character), Ex-convicts, Fiction, Mystery