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Why Me? - A Dortmunder Novel

Donald E. Westlake

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Description:

The Byzantine Fire is much more than a flawless ninety-carat ruby. As a stone it’s worth over a million dollars, a value vastly increased by its pure gold band—but its history is what makes it priceless. A ring that has been fought for with sword and pen and passed from nation to nation by all manner of theft and trickery, has finally made its way to the United States. The US agrees to return it to Turkey, but it’s about to be stolen twice more. A gang of Greeks armed with Sten guns burst into the security room at JFK Airport and escape with the priceless stone, which they deposit in the safe at a small jeweler’s shop in Queens. A few hours later, unlucky thief John Dortmunder, expecting a routine robbery, steals it again. Having unsuspectingly lifted the hottest gem in town, John Dortmunder becomes the prey of the FBI, the New York City police, terrorist groups from three nations, and all of New York's petty and not-so-petty crooks. Much blood has been shed for this little ruby, and Dortmunder’s could very well be next.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brian Holsopple

Length:

7h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:34