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Smoke (1995)

by Donald E. Westlake

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A New York burglar breaks into a tobacco research institute, is captured and used as a guinea pig for an experiment in invisibility. He escapes and grows rich, but his girlfriend finds his invisibility unsettling and, anyway, all good things come to an end. By the author of Baby, Would I Lie?
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Burglar turned invisible and complications
  ritaer | Feb 18, 2022 |
Westlake, not at his finest. Sure, a story about an invisible man? Why not! It's fun, like Hiaasen, but not a great mystery. ( )
  TTAISI-Editor | Jul 24, 2012 |
A comic crime novel from a modern master, this book riffs on the invisible man motif in ways that are surprising and amusing. The portraits of the researchers who turn a burgulary into the invisible man are almost as comic as the attempts of a fence to move in on the invisible man's girlfriend. There's just enough suspense to leaven the comedy.

This book won't change your life, but it will provide a welcome respite from your normal reading. ( )
  barlow304 | Nov 27, 2010 |
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This is for Knox Burger and Kitty Sprague, with affection, admiration, and gratitude
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Freddie was a liar. Freddie was a thief.
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A New York burglar breaks into a tobacco research institute, is captured and used as a guinea pig for an experiment in invisibility. He escapes and grows rich, but his girlfriend finds his invisibility unsettling and, anyway, all good things come to an end. By the author of Baby, Would I Lie?

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