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Finders keepers : the story of a man who found $1 million / Mark Bowden
Bib ID 2143414
Format BookBook
Author
Bowden, Mark, 1951-
 
Edition 1st ed. 
Description New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2002 
209 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 087113859X
Summary

"Joey Coyle was down and out - the affable, boyish South Philadelphian hadn't found dock work in months, he was living with his ailing mother, and he was fighting a drug habit and what seemed like a lifetime of bouncing into and out of bad luck. One morning, though, while cruising the streets just blocks from his home, fate took a turn worthy of Hollywood when he spotted a curious yellow tub he thought might make a good toolbox. It contained $1.2 million in unmarked bills - casino money that had just fallen off the back of an armored truck.".

"Even before news of the missing money exploded across the headlines, Detective Pat Laurenzi, with the help of the FBI, was working around the clock to track it down. Joey Coyle, meanwhile, was off on a bungling, swashbuckling misadventure, sharing his windfall with everyone from his girlfriend to total strangers to the two neighborhood kids who drove him past it (and whose parents were beginning to wonder where their car had disappeared to). To hide the money, Joey turned to the local mob boss - a shadowy, fearsome man who may or may not have helped launder it. But as adrenaline-filled nights began taking their toll, Joey Coyle's dream-come-true evolved into a nightmare: Whom could he trust? With an entire city on the hunt, for how long could he continue to hide? And was he prepared to live his life in constant fear of being caught, maybe even killed?"--BOOK JACKET.

Subjects Coyle, Joey.  |  Stevedores -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.  |  Drug addicts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.  |  Working class -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.  |  Theft.  |  Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Biography.

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