The Hot Rock Author:Donald E. Westlake You've heard about habitual criminals... but what about the habitual crime? — Take five determined but incompetent thieves - each a specialist in some area of crime. Aim them at a fabulous emerald valued at $500,000. See them pull off the most complicated caper of the century. And then fumble it. — So they have to steal the emerald again. — And a... more »gain.