The story of four street-wise, hard-nosed career criminals who, while planning and executing an intricate heist, have to contend with a serial killer. Written with an in depth knowledge of the street and of the characters on both sides of the law, and with a gritty urban voice that makes the book both a pleasure to read and hard to put down. The author's previous (and only other) book, 'Ringolevio' was either an astounding history of New York in the 50s and of the Haight Asbury area in the 60s, or one of the most imaginative creations in modern American literature. Emmett Grogan is known as one of the founders of the 'Diggers', a legendary San Francisco community group who started free food giveaways and free concerts in Golden Gate Park. Grogan died of a heroin overdose on a New York subway train in 1977, and was mentioned in the liner notes of Bob Dylan's 1978 album, 'Street Legal'.
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