(From the publisher):
Notorious Alonzo Crane had been dubbed "The Motion Picture Bank Robber" by the press because he modeled the bank robbery after a Steve McQueen movie he'd seen. His partners in the crime got away but he was caught when he stayed behind to free his girlfriend struggling with a security guard. The authorities offered him a deal if he'd roll over on his accomplices. He refused, so they gave him twenty-five years to life.
Ten years into his sentence, he's offered a chance to secretly leave prison by a corrupt warden in league with ultra-violent prison gangs. All he has to do is retrieve an all-important trunk from the penthouse of a high-rise luxury hotel. If he takes possession of the trunk for the warden, the rest of his prison record will be wiped clean. He'd be a free man again.
Back on the streets, Crane hooks up with Duffy -- a former cell mate now small-time hustler with big-time ideas and a penchant for violence -- and Trixie, his flirtatious, drop-dead gorgeous girlfriend with a cocaine habit and eyes for the wrong man.
Crane fashions an elaborate plan -- again, based on old movies he's seen. He doesn't let his accomplices know what they're really after, and Crane doesn't know what he's going to get.
Original title: Damaged Goods
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper