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THE AX by  Donald E. (SIGNED) Westlake - Signed First Edition - 1997 - from Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. (SKU: 09435)

THE AX

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THE AX

by Westlake, Donald E. (SIGNED)

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New York: Mysterious Press, 1997. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO BOOK COLLECTOR ARTHUR PARSON BY DONALD E. WESTLAKE ON TITLE PAGE. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 273 pp.

Synopsis

Burke Devore is a paper company manager, a man who can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about bleaching processes and the edible wood pulp they put in ice cream. For twenty-five years Burke has provided for his family and played by the rules. Until now. Now Devore is slipping away: from his wife, his family, and from all norms of civilized behavior. Burke Devore wants his life back. And he will do anything to get it. From his attempts to land a new job, to the growing rift between him and his loved ones, Devore knows that he is running out of time. Believing that there is just one way to earn the only job he has a chance of getting, he sets off on a path from which there can be no turning back--no matter how bizarre and violent, no matter who gets in the way; no matter how evil Burke Devore becomes. Burke Devore is gunning for his competition, and it's getting easier every time. . . . In this relentlessly fascinating novel, the masterful Donald Westlake takes us on a journey of obsession and outrage inside a quiet man's desperate world. And as we follow in Devore's blood-soaked footsteps, the question begins to echo darkly:

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Bookseller
Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
09435
Title
THE AX
Author
Westlake, Donald E. (SIGNED)
Format/Binding
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Mysterious Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1997

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Inscribed
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Title Page
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