By Donald E. Westlake

The boys within the tan-and-cream Chrysler got here with weapons blazing. while Ray Kelly awakened within the health center, it used to be a month later, he used to be lacking a watch, and his father used to be useless.

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 bounds of relations loyalty and the way a ways a guy will move whilst every little thing he loves is taken from him.

First released 1962

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* First U.S. booklet in additional than forty years. (First paperback booklet 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 ebook within which he stumbled on a voice that used to be uniquely his." (From secret AND SUSPENSE WRITERS)
* writer used to be named a Grandmaster by means of the secret Writers of the US 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 way of the throat and refuses to permit go."
— San Diego Union-Tribune

"Westlake is familiar with accurately tips on how to seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip until eventually break out is impossible."
— Washington submit ebook global

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It is not yet clear whether these statutes create legally enforceable rights. The statutes in Washington and Wisconsin mandate that these rights be honored, protected, and, presumably, enforced by all law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judges. The Nebraska statute requires the Page 24 state Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice to select public and private nonprofit agencies as victim and witness assistance centers and to do everything necessary to carry out the statutory provisions.

Thirty-nine states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands presently have compensation programs for crime victims. In general, these programs provide limited compensation (with states paying average awards of three thousand dollars) to victims of violent crimes to reimburse medical expenses, lost wages, and, in some jurisdictions, certain types of essential property. There are numerous restrictions (which vary from state to state) on eligibility and benefits. A variety of agencies administer the programs (including state court systems and workmen's and independent crime victims' compensation boards) and the procedure for application, determination, and review of claims differs from state to state.

Son of Sam Statutes: In 1977, New York enacted the first so-called Son of Sam statute escrowing compensation to criminals for movies or books based on their version of the crimes and making it easier for victims to recover judgments against such criminals; by 1982, 22 other states had also enacted such statutes and Congress enacted its own form of "Son of Sam" statute in 1984. In the past 10 years there has also been a substantial expansion of victims' opportunities for alternative dispute resolution (including the establishment of a statewide program in New York in 1980, and the current operation of more than 180 centers across the country).

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