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Classic crime novel by acclaimed author Jim Thompson – ‘the best suspense writer going, bar none’ NEW YORK TIMES

The story of a bank robbery and its aftermath, of cross and double-cross, told with the unflinching eye of America’s greatest crime writer.

When it comes to pulling off the perfect bank job, Doc McCoy wrote the book. But with a partner like Rudy Torrento, who is not only treacherous but insane, and a wife who is still an amateur, McCoy has forgotten something: when the crime is big and bloody enough, there is no such thing as a clean getaway.

Reviews

I don't read many books twice but Jim Thompson novels - due to their concise, dirty power, their relentless violence and purity - can always draw me in for a second time. Some of the most psychological crime writing ever done. I love James M Cain and Elmore Leonard but Jim Thompson holds a special place in my heart.
Bruce Springsteen