Finders Keepers: The Story of a Man Who Found $1 Million

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - True Crime - 224 pages
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Told in riveting, novelistic detail by the author of the best-seller Black Hawk Down, Finders Keepers is the widely acclaimed true story of an incredible week in the life of Joey Coyle, a down-and-out longshoreman from working-class South Philadelphia. One afternoon, just blocks from his home, Coyle found two curious yellow containers containing $1.2 million in unmarked money from a casino. They had just fallen off the back of an armored truck. Even before news of the missing money exploded across the headlines, Detective Pat Laurenzi was working around the clock to track it down. Joey Coyle, meanwhile, was off on a bungling misadventure, sharing his windfall with everyone from his girlfriend to total strangers to the two neighborhood kids who were with him when he found it. Loaded with intrigue and suspense, Finders Keepers is the remarkable tale of an ordinary man faced with an extraordinary moral dilemma, and the fascinating reactions of the family, friends, and neighbors to whom he turns.

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Page 10 - The dealer wasn't in. John and Jed sat in the car while Joey knocked, paced the sidewalk in front of the house, and then knocked some more. For the boys it was a minor disappointment, but they could see that it was more serious with Joey. He was frantic. He slumped back into the car. "We can try him again later,

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Mark Bowden is the author of Killing Pablo, Black Hawk Down, Bringing the Heat, and Doctor Dealer. He reported at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years.

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