The Hook by Donald E. Westlake

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Critically acclaimed for his recent bestseller, "The Ax, " Westlake returns with a tale of twisted psychological suspense involving two cunning authors--and one deadly proposition.

About Donald E. Westlake

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Darwyn Cooke is an Eisner Award-winning comic book writer, artist, cartoonist and animator, known for his work on the comic books CATWOMAN, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, THE SPIRIT and Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter. Amanda Conner started out in comics after working as an illustrator for New York ad agencies. However, loving comic books and cartooning the most, Amanda found work at Archie, Marvel and Claypool Comics early in her career. She's probably best known for her work on Vampirella for Harris Comics, as well as Painkiller Jane, CODENAME KNOCKOUT, BIRDS OF PREY, and the creator-owned books Gatecrasher and The Pro (with Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis).
Published April 11, 2001 by Mysterious Press. 300 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The switch in their lives continues inexorably: Wayne becomes more successful, while Bryce becomes consumed with Lucie’s last moments, asking how it felt to kill her.

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In the end, though, he cannot quite bring his story to an unexpected conclusion, and his last scene, though effective enough, seems to have strayed in from a much less subtly told story.

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Prentice's novel, with some tinkering, will be offered under Proctorr's name, and the two men will split the very sizable advance that Proctorr has coming.

Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of The Hook

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Why not submit Wayne's book under Bryce's name and split the 1.1 million dollar advance?

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And like all other Westlake books I have read, I want to shout out how great this book is.

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