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Mystery | Literature and Fiction
Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and
evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-
mouse chase across 1960s Americaâ€”a story of unexpected
connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second
chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and
Frank Guidryâ€™s luck has finally run out.
A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleansâ€™ mob boss Carlos
Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable.
But now itâ€™s his turnâ€”he knows too much about the crime of
the century: the assassination of President John F.
Within hours of JFKâ€™s murder, everyone with ties to
Marcello is turning up dead, and Guidry suspects heâ€™s next:
he was in Dallas on an errand for the boss less than two
weeks before the president was shot. With few good options,
Guidry hits the road to Las Vegas, to see an old associateâ€”
a dangerous man who hates Marcello enough to help Guidry
Guidry knows that the first rule of running is "donâ€™t
stop," but when he sees a beautiful housewife on the side
of the road with a broken-down car, two little daughters
and a dog in the back seat, he sees the perfect disguise to
cover his tracks from the hit men on his tail. Posing as an
insurance man, Guidry offers to help Charlotte reach her
destination, California. If she accompanies him to Vegas,
he can help her get a new car.
For her, itâ€™s more than a carâ€” itâ€™s an escape. Sheâ€™s on the
run too, from a stifling existence in small-town Oklahoma
and a kindly husband whoâ€™s a hopeless drunk.
Itâ€™s an American story: two strangers meet to share the
open road west, a dream, a hopeâ€”and find each other on the
Charlotte sees that heâ€™s strong and kind; Guidry discovers
that sheâ€™s smart and funny. He learns thatâ€™s she determined
to give herself and her kids a new life; she canâ€™t know
that heâ€™s desperate to leave his old one behind.
Another ruleâ€”fugitives shouldnâ€™t fall in love, especially
with each other. A road isnâ€™t just a road, itâ€™s a trail,
and Guidryâ€™s ruthless and relentless hunters are closing in
on him. But now Guidry doesnâ€™t want to just survive, he
wants to really live, maybe for the first time.
Everyoneâ€™s expendable, or they should be, but now Guidry
just canâ€™t throw away the woman heâ€™s come to love.
And it might get them both killed.
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