When a Philadelphia state senator is arrested for racketeering and held without bail, his ex-girlfriend reveals to a shady, retired cop that there’s half-a-million dollars just sitting in his bedroom safe. The cop brings in a professional thief, who rips the safe from the wall and drops it out the window. It’s a sweet score – but they’re hijacked before they open it. The thief survives and tears through the city, going up against warring gangsters, bent cops, and a cold-blooded assassin to take back what’s his – even if it means dying for it.
After a heist goes fatally wrong, a professional thief returns to a corrupt town to settle the score.
A stunning anthology of Philadelphia-set crime stories. In "Happy Hour," the title story, a small-time grifter steals an overcoat on Christmas Eve and finds a pair of gloves, a pack of gum, and forty thousand dollars in the pocket. But his unexpected score soon becomes an icy nightmare.
A knife sharp piece of Philadelphian noir. Recommended for all fans of fast paced, hard hitting crime fiction.
A wonderful thriller. It oozes grit and swagger and leaves blood all over your hands.
There is a touch of Hemingway and Chandler in the writing. Hard-boiled noir thrillers don't come any better than this.