By Jim Thompson
Vintage, Paperback, 9780375700347, 224pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 1999
In The Rip-Off, America's foremost practitioner of the extreme thriller creates a screwball comedy of terrors that makes Fatal Attraction look as timid as Love Story. For as the terminally easygoing Britt tries to get out of Manny's clutches -- without ending up on a slab -- Jim Thompson takes readers on a funhouse ride of perversity, paranoia, and mayhem.