Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Click, by Dana Haynes
Here's a pro tip for all you professional criminals out there: When an old buddy tells you that a crime is so easy that "This thing steals itself," you probably want to get the hell out of there.
But our narrator, Rush, is visiting an old friend who is dying of emphysema, and he permits Jack to tell him about a crime he planned but doesn't have the time/strength to commit.
The crime may be easy but it isn't simple. It involves stealing the retirement plan of a Mafiosi after he turns it over to a crooked FBI agent in return for a get-out-of-prison free card. And to do that Rush will have to con another mobster, kill a bodyguard, and sweet-talk somebody's ex-girlfriend. Easy, no?
Anyone who reads this kind of stuff is already saying: No.
You will enjoy the twists and turns.