Two for the Money (Hard Case Crime (Mass Market Paperback))

By Max Allan Collins

AFTER sixteen YEARS at the RUN, 
may NOLAN BURY THE HATCHET WITH THE MOB…
OR could THEY BURY HIM FIRST?

They don’t come harder than Nolan – yet even a hardened specialist thief can’t struggle off the complete Chicago mafia.  So whilst an outdated pal bargains to dealer a truce, Nolan accepts the terms.  All he has to do is pull off one final heist – and belief the Mob to not double move him.

thankfully, Nolan has a number of issues going for him: an uncanny knack for survival and an unequalled starvation for revenge…

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How do i am getting there? ” “Oh. definite. good, stroll down towards the river one block, until eventually you get to moment highway, then take a correct and pass 5 blocks i believe it truly is, 5 or 6. besides, can’t pass over it, it’s kitty-corner from the bridge. ” “Thanks. ” “Are you simply passing throughout the towns? ” “Business journey. ” Salt-and-Pepper-Pushing-Sixty cleared his throat within the window round the corner, taking a look pointedly on the blonde teller over the tops of his dark-framed bifocals. there has been a shrug within the girl’s smile, and Nolan smiled again, folding his stack of fives in part and turning clear of the window. He paused for a second prior to leaving the financial institution, pocketing the twenty splinters from his hundred-dollar invoice. must never be too ungodly outdated, he inspiration, if a gorgeous younger lady like that teller can express curiosity. Encouraging. Lingering through the door for a second, he stuck himself glancing round the bank’s inside, casing where virtually subconsciously. A shield on the door gave him a fisheye and Nolan obtained himself quick again onto the road. taking a look suspicious inside of a financial institution used to be by no means sturdy perform, Nolan notion, yet specially now not whilst he had a package deal lower than his arm packed with revolvers and ammunition. As Nolan walked down moment highway, he glided by a Penney’s shop with an indication within the window analyzing “Close-out Sale on Men’s matches. ” He had a distaste for assembly-line outfits, extra from the truth that he had a nonexistent swimsuit dimension that fell among usual ones than from anything. Clotheshorse he used to be now not, yet because it stood now, his complete dresser consisted of what he had on—white blouse, black slacks, blue sportcoat, and brown corduroy overjacket. The bag again at his lodge room had not anything extra in it than a security razor, can of lather, toothbrush and paste, spray deodorant, and 3 or 4 alterations of socks and lingerie. No best-dressed-man lists this season. contained in the shop Nolan came across a gentle grey swimsuit that equipped him okay, a bit tight within the shoulders perhaps, and 2 years out of fashion, yet o.k., and he reduce his stack of twenty fives to 13 deciding to buy it. sale ties introduced the debts right down to twelve. With the second one, much less incriminating package less than his arm, Nolan back to the road and walked on. The hundred-dollar invoice have been a security seize of his, a unmarried C notice pinned inside of his internal sportcoat pocket to supply free swap in case his pockets received lifted or misplaced. not anything greater than a behavior he’d picked up in these early years in Chicago, yet a behavior he’d hung onto. He’d by no means imagined the time might come while he’d be right down to that hundred on my own. A hundred-buck stake, he idea. Christ. The hundred and twenty-five he’d had in his pockets while the Cicero fiasco got here up had long gone particularly quick throughout the starting weeks of his month-plus recovery on the girl’s condominium. within the previous few weeks of his remain, he knew, the girl’d needed to dip into her own reductions. He nearly felt responsible approximately now not letting her find out about the additional hundred pinned in his coat, yet he’d recognized he’d desire it to get him began whilst he was once again on his ft back, so there’d been no selection.

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