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By Donald E. Westlake

The lads within the tan-and-cream Chrysler got here with weapons blazing. whilst Ray Kelly awakened within the clinic, it was once a month later, he used to be lacking a watch, and his father used to be 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 relations loyalty and the way a ways a guy will pass whilst every little thing he loves is taken from him.

First released 1962


* First U.S. e-book in additional than forty years. (First paperback book within the U.S. ever!)
* Lawrence Block known 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 was once named a Grandmaster via 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 through one of many precise masters."

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

"Westlake is often original."
— Elmore Leonard

"A novel that grabs the reader through the throat and refuses to enable go."
— San Diego Union-Tribune

"Westlake understands accurately how you can seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip until eventually get away is impossible."
— Washington put up publication international

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As a matter of fact, the crime of genocide – understood here as a generic term for all occurrences of genocides – is unique and specific compared to all other international crimes. This does not imply that the crime of genocide is more serious, or more important than, for instance, a crime against humanity or a war crime; it just means that it is different. And indeed, establishing a sordid hierarchy between these crimes, setting up a pyramid of various crimes with the crime of genocide morbidly enthroned at the top, would ultimately make a mockery of all the victims of these different crimes by prioritizing their sufferings according to the legal qualification of the criminal acts perpetrated against them.

Scores of thousands – literally scores of thousands – of executions in cold blood are being perpetrated by the German Police-troops upon the Russian patriots who defend their native soil. Since the Mongol invasions of Europe in the sixteenth century, there has never been methodical, merciless butchery on such a scale, or approaching such a scale. And this is but the beginning. Famine and pestilence have yet to follow in the bloody ruts of Hitler’s tanks. We are in the presence of a crime without a name.

It is on the memory of the crimes that any hope for the future, any hope of civilization, any hope of peace all rely. 173), this crime, once committed, seems nonetheless to fall into oblivion. And indeed, ‘mankind is deeply limited in its readiness to experience and take action in response to genocidal disasters. 284). Accordingly, this work focuses on the reasons for this ‘social amnesia’ and, to this end, adopts a legal perspective. The rationale of this study is to show that genocide fails to be adequately remembered due to the inherent defects of the law of genocide itself.

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