Not the most amazing Hard Case Crime book I have ever read, but there are so many great ones, there has to be a few that are just standard. This is true about Westlake as well. We do get his grit and humor here. Chet is a likable character that is fun to follow.
But, (spoiler) we never see him get his money. Come on! That is why I held on for so long, that 930 bucks.