Caught Stealing (Google eBook)
Itís three thousand miles from the green fields of glory, where Henry ďcall me HankĒ Thompson once played California baseball, to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where the tenements are old, the rents are high, and the drunks are dirty. But now Hank is here, working as a bartender and taking care of a cat named Bud who is surely going to get him killed.
It begins when Hankís neighbor, Russ, has to leave town in a rush and hands over Bud in a carrier. But it isnít until two Russians in tracksuits drag Hank over the bar at the joint where he works and beat him to a pulp that he starts to get the idea: Someone wants something from him. He just doesnít know what it is, where it is, or how to make them understand he doesnít have it.
Within twenty-four hours Hank is running over rooftops, swinging his old aluminum bat for the sweet spot of a guyís head, playing hide and seek with the NYPD, riding the subway with a dead man at his side, and counting a whole lot of cash on a concrete floor.
All because of two cowboys, two Russian mafia men, and some of the weirdest goons ever assembled in one place. All because of Bud. All because once, in another life, in another world, the only thing Hank wanted was to take third baseówithout getting caught.
From the Hardcover edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TadAD - LibraryThing
Huston continues to impress me with how well he writes gritty thrillers. His stories just suck you in and spit you out. He has a terse and fast-paced writing style that works very well for this kind ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Meggo - LibraryThing
Another in Huston's series about Hank Thompson, ex-baseball player turned fugitive, this was another entertaining book about extortion, vigilantes, and perhaps inevitably for this series, murder. Lots of murder, actually. Entertaining in a light way. Read full review