Donald E. Westlake
May 2005
ISBN: 978-0857683038
Cover art by Richard B. Farrell

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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.

  • 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."

Acclaim for the work of Donald E. Westlake...

"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