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361 by Donald E. Westlake

By Donald E. Westlake

The boys within the tan-and-cream Chrysler got here with weapons blazing. while Ray Kelly awakened within the clinic, it was once a month later, he was once lacking a watch, and his father was once lifeless.

Then issues began to get undesirable.

From the brain of the incomparable Donald E. Westlake comes a devastating tale of betrayal and revenge, an exploration of the boundaries of relatives loyalty and the way some distance a guy will move while every thing he loves is taken from him.

First released 1962


* First U.S. ebook in additional than forty years. (First paperback ebook within the U.S. ever!)
* Lawrence Block referred to as 361 "My own favourite of [Westlake’s] hard-boiled interval and, to my brain, the 1st booklet during which he came across a voice that was once uniquely his." (From secret AND SUSPENSE WRITERS)
* writer used to be named a Grandmaster through the secret Writers of the United States and nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay of "The Grifters"
* Charlie Stella, writer of Charlie Opera: "361 is a gem of hardboiled excellence by way of one of many actual masters."

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

"Westlake is often original."
— Elmore Leonard

"A novel that grabs the reader by means of the throat and refuses to allow go."
— San Diego Union-Tribune

"Westlake understands accurately how one can seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip until eventually break out is impossible."
— Washington put up ebook global

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95 Personal interviews by author and research assistants in Kabul, Khost and North Waziristan. 96 David Rohde, “You Have Atomic Bombs, but We Have Suicide Bombers,” New York Times, 19 October 2009. 97 Personal interviews by author and research assistants in Kabul, Khost and North Waziristan. 93 94 35 Ever since Jalaluddin Haqqani’s days as a resistance fighter, his organization has enjoyed close ties with the ISI. 100 Extortion and Protection Money Local sources say the Haqqanis receive substantial funds in the form of Hawala transfers from the Gulf, which are often termed “donations,” but which in some cases could be better described as “security investments” by Afghan traders who live in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and who want to ensure that the militants do not interfere with or destroy their businesses or properties back home.

The elder Haqqani reportedly raised funds during the 1980s during frequent visits to the Gulf, and there are indications that money continues to flow from the Arab world.  Foe in Afghanistan,” Christian Science Monitor, 1 June 2009. 101 Personal interview by research assistant, Ghazni, July 2009. S. 105 Pillaging Coalition convoys is another major source of income for the HQN, according to commanders and government officials in the southeast. ”107 Ibid. Personal interview by research assistant, Kabul, July 2009.

Pearl became a political statement for the militants. Rohde was, as his captors put it, “the golden hen,” through which they expected to earn millions in ransom payments. 109 Rohde, 19 October 2009.  drone strikes in the FATA, but their commanders always intervened.  Similar to the activities of the QST and the HQN further south, the HIG relies on smuggling and extortion to raise funds locally. Though some HIG commanders appear to collaborate with foreign fighters and Pakistan’s ISI, others appear to fight amongst each other and there are signs that Pakistan’s spy agency is losing control over militants operating in this region.

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