The Ax by Donald Westlake
It's every bit as great as Mario and others have been saying. What I
liked most about the book, other than the simple but still smooth as
silk style is the intelligence and thoughtfulness of it. I'm sure
Westlake never worked for the paper industry or dealt with the
pressures of todays' working middle-class, but it sure seemed like it
from the book.
I've read maybe 30 or so Westlake/Starks (still need to read Tucker
Coe), and this is by far my favorite--maybe one of the best
contemporary crime novels I've read.
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