Put a Lid on It
For somewhere out there is an October Surprise that may dethrone the sitting president of the United States. The Washington man wants Meehan to steal the incriminating evidence and keep the president's secret in the dark. What Meehan gets out of the deal is his freedom - and maybe a little something on the side. What the president gets is another term in the White House - instead of one in jail.
Yet on the plane ride down to meet more guys from Washington (but with better suits), the well-thought-out plan begins to unravel. The problem Meehan faces is that no one in Washington can keep a lip buttoned - and a bunch of politicos, spies, and thugs are leaking trouble his way. Suddenly it seems that Meehan's mission is about to go the way of Watergate. There's only one difference: This time they chose the right guy for the job. Hail to the thief!
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|Grouping Title||put a lid on it|
|Grouping Author||donald e westlake|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-08-01 05:06:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-08-01 05:24:10AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780892967186|
|author||Donald E. Westlake|
|author_display||Westlake, Donald E|
|available_at_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|detailed_location_addison||Online Hoopla Collection|
Online OverDrive Collection
In this uproariously funny novel from "a national literary treasure," a career criminal is offered a new life outside of prison — if he can steal a compromising video of the president (Booklist).
The man, it turns out, represents the presidential re-election campaign committee — now finding itself in need of a little professional help. So they "outsource" Meehan in return for a walk from all pending criminal charges. All he has to do is steal a compromising video tape before the other side springs an "October Surprise" on the president.
A shrewd burglar, Meehan bites, and shows just how easy Watergate would have been had they left it to the professionals.
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|owning_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|subject_facet||Burglary -- Fiction|
Political campaigns -- Fiction
Presidents -- Election -- Fiction
|title_display||Put a Lid on It|
|title_full||Put a Lid on It|
Put a lid on it [electronic resource] / Donald E. Westlake
|title_short||Put a Lid on It|