Book Challenge day 1: your favorite book
The phone had come with the apartment and was on the stand next to Kelp. He looked up Murch’s number, dialed, and Dortmunder faintly heard two rings and then clearly heard what sounded like the Long Island Expressway.
Kelp said “Murch?” He looked at Dortmunder, baffled, and then louder he said, “Murch?” He shook his head at Dortmunder and shouted into the phone, “It’s me! Kelp! Kelp!” He cupped the mouthpiece and said to Dortmunder, “Is it a phone in his car?”
“It’s a record,” Dortmunder said.
“What kind of a record?”
“Car noises,” Dortmunder said. “Have some cheese and crackers.”
The Hot Rock, Donald Westlake - Master thief John Dortmunder and his friends try to steal the Balaboma Emerald and end up planning six different heists instead of one.