The men in the tan-and-cream Chrysler came with guns blazing. When Ray Kelly woke up in the hospital, it was a month later, he was missing an eye, and his father was dead.
Then things started to get bad.
From the mind of the incomparable Donald E. Westlake comes a devastating story of betrayal and revenge, an exploration of the limits of family loyalty and how far a man will go when everything he loves is taken from him.
Acclaim for the work of Donald E. Westlake...
- First U.S. publication in more than 40 years. (First paperback publication in the U.S. ever!)
- Lawrence Block called 361 "My personal favorite of [Westlake’s] hard-boiled period and, to my mind, the first book in which he found a voice that was uniquely his." (From MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE WRITERS)
- Author was named a Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America and nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay of "The Grifters"
- Charlie Stella, author of Charlie Opera: "361 is a gem of hardboiled excellence by one of the true masters."
- "Westlake is always original."
- — Elmore Leonard
- "A novel that grabs the reader by the throat and refuses to let go."
- — San Diego Union-Tribune
- "Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible."
- — Washington Post Book World