Way Past Legal Author:Norman Green When you cross the line, there's no going back ... A father, a bird watcher, a career criminal, Manny Williams never thought one score would change his life. But when he and his violently unstable partner, Rosey, inadvertently take on a couple of Russian gangsters, Manny's left with more money than he ever dreamed of ... and more trouble than he... more » can handle. His only option is to take the cash, snatch his adoring, five-year-old son, Nicky, out of foster care, and run as far and fast from New York as they can go. The desperate flight ends in the desolate wilds of Maine, where a stranger with a kid tends to attract a lot of local attention -- some of it sympathetic, some of it downright unfriendly. But the allure of a simple life among simple folk in the northern New England woods can prove fatal when brutal, dangerous men will stop at nothing to get back what's theirs. And suddenly Manny has more to lose than ever before.« less
*** Interesting book with a lot more on the psychological make-up and thought processes of the main character than is typical for this kind of book. A criminal leaves his old life out of necesity but ends up changing his life for real for the sake of the most important person in his life -- his son. Drama and intricate plot as well.