The Getaway by Jim Thompson (Bantam N7592 – 1973)

Bantam N7592, 1st printing

Bantam N7592, 1st printing

The Bloodiest Cross-Country Run Since Bonnie & Clyde…
The Most Breath-Taking Chase Since The French Connection!

Lovable Doc McCoy

He was 41 years old and as down-home polite as any man you’d want to meet. Boyish grin, easy manners. Nice guy for a bank robber. In fact, there was hardly a person alive who didn’t fall for Doc McCoy’s charm… the ones who saw through him died hard and fast. Funny thing about Doc, his conscience was his gun…

Meet Doc McCoy and his lovely wife, Carol – Two beautiful people who made The Getaway over everyone’s dead body…

Title: The Getaway
Author: Jim Thompson
Imprint & Number: Bantam N7592
Cover price: 95¢
Publication date: 1973
Cover artist: photo
ISBN: 553-07592-095

Movie tie-in with the 1972 Sam Peckinpah film, starring Steve McQueen & Ali McGraw.

Had Jim Thompson realized the same success with his novels that the studio did with this film, we’d probably be enjoying more of his stories.

The Getaway movie poster


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