Putnam, Oct 20003, 23.95, 320pp
In Philadelphia, Teddy Clyde uses the job of a stockbroker as a front to hide his real career as a car thief. He even has a storefront and clients, but his prime nontaxable income is from vehicle repossession that leaves him in the high six-digit income bracket.
His moronic brother Davey tries to steal a Porche and it is only thanks to Teddy's quick response that his sibling is saved from doing time. The brothers go to the Palisades Club owned by the mob's number two guy Anthony Bonica, but unbeknownst to Teddy he carries the body of the mob chief (who was killed by a pro) in his trunk. Everyone wants Teddy from the mob to the US Assistant Attorney Donald Shaffer to other alphabet groups. He hides with an undercover reporter who he begins to fall in love with making his life even more complicated than it is.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner