The Wheelman

Duane Swierczynski

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Meet Lennon, a mute Irish getaway driver who has fallen in with the wrong heist team on the wrong day at the wrong bank. Betrayed, his money stolen and his battered carcass left for dead, Lennon is on a one-way mission to find out who is responsible—and to get back his loot. But the robbery has sent a violent ripple effect through the streets of Philadelphia. And now a dirty cop, the Russian and Italian mobs, the mayor’s hired gun, and a keyboard player in a college rock band maneuver for position as this adrenaline-fueled novel twists and turns its way toward its explosive conclusion.
One thing’s for sure: This cast of characters wakes up in a much different world by novel’s end—if they wake up at all.

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Wheelman, The
FRIDAY a.m. 
 
I didn't reform, I lost my nerve. I still think it's sensible to want money and if you want money it has to be sensible to go where they have it and make them give you some.--AL NUSSBAUM 
LENNON WATCHED PEOPLE MAKING THEIR WAY UP AND down Seventeenth Street as the brisk March air whipped around the buildings. Had he been a smoker, Lennon would have savored the last few puffs before pressing the window button and flipping out the butt. Just one cigarette--something for the geeks in khaki pants and navy blue windbreakers to pick up with tweezers,

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“Duane Swierczynski is one of the best new things to happen to crime fiction in a long time. A kick-ass writer with wicked cool skills and the instincts of a seasoned veteran. Keep your eyes on him. He’s going places.”
—Victor Gischler, Edgar-nominated author of Gun Monkeys

“I canceled a night out and stayed up all night reading. That’s how much I loved this book . . . at every turn, I was blindsided. Hilarious and bloody violent.” Ken Bruen, Shamus Award–winning author of The Guards


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Duane Swierczynski

Duane Swierczynski is editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia City Paper. A receipt for This Here's a Stick-Up, Duane's nonfiction book on American bank robbery, was found in the getaway car of a San Francisco bandit who'd hit at least thirty California banks. Duane lives in Philadelphia.

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The Wheelman
Duane Swierczynski

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429928588
ISBN10: 1429928581
240 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
November 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312343781
ISBN10: 0312343787
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$14.99
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