By Dean Koontz
Released less than pseudonym Brian Coffey.
Four males waited at the slender mountain street for the Cadillac sporting 341,890, the biweekly taking of a Mafia telephone. 4 males who had by no means failed in a heist sooner than, on their fourteenth operation in 3 years: Shirillo, looking at within the lengthy grass; Pete Harris with a submachine gun; Bachman within the getaway automobile; and Mike Tucker, artwork broker thief; the perfectionist. because the mammoth Cadillac slewed around the bend, none of them discovered that this time Tucker had made a deadly miscalcuation that might plunge all of them right into a blood warfare opposed to the Mafia.
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And that's why we were there. My father tried to keep ends together with a shoe-repair store, and did, too, until he kicked off at fifty-six from too much damn work. My father has had to pay Rossario Baglio's collectors for the last fifteen years, simply for the privilege of remaining in business. " He snorted, but wasn't amused by his own joke. "Before Baglio, it was someone else who got the weekly installments. I've seen what they do to people who miss a week or who come flat out and say no to extortion.
I know them too. But I also know that, in a job like this one, you gain advantages along with the risks. " "That too," Shirillo admitted. Out of the city, moving east on the superhighway, the traffic thinned out considerably. Shirillo put the Corvette up around seventy and held it there. Neither of them spoke again until he braked, slowed and drove off into a roadside picnic area fifteen minutes later. "On foot from here," Shirillo said. He looked at his watch. " He picked up two pairs of field glasses from the back seat, handed one to Tucker and got out of the car.
Tucker picked up the glasses again, trained them on the front doors which opened on the promenade, followed two men as they came out of the house and walked toward the white Thunderbird. One was in a business suit and carried a black satchel, obviously the physician. The other man was tall, dark and distinguished, with full sideburns and a mane of gray-white hair. Twenty pounds too thick around the middle but otherwise in good condition, he might have been a Congressman or successful oilman. He had to be Baglio, and Shirillo confirmed that he was.