(From the publisher):
The man he was going to kill was soft, Joe thought with white hate, soft like all the big shots. You get soft and you're asking to get stepped on. You get soft, you can't help dying sooner or later.
With just one good break, Joe could knock all their heads together, really take over. A few bucks, the right opening, and he could climb all over this town. The town was soft because the guys who ran it were soft.
Joe got his break. It was between the first murder and the second that he found the hot money - fat bunches of fifties and hundreds - crammed into the two cheap suitcases. It was more than enough for everything he wanted - the best hooch, the most expensive dames, and the perfect setup for grabbing off every racket in town.
Original title: The Big Guy
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense