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.
A professional thief takes his girlfriend on a trip to the shore—but only to check out an easy heist he can't resist. She's had enough of his criminal life and intends to leave him. The 'easy' job goes bad fast, trapping him on an island in the midst of a deadly storm....pursued by the law and ruthless killers. He has to escape or he's going to lose the woman he loves... if he doesn't lose his life first.
A professional thief steals a state senator's safe full of cash...and then has it stolen from him...and then tears up the city trying to get it back.
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.