|op Out (1969)
Who are you, Malone? Just a little while ago you were a cop. That was before the two punks and their girl hit town. That was before they boosted a payroll and shot down a man and took your 9-year-old daughter as insurance to cover their getaway. Now you're just a man. Scared. Not for yourself--that would be easy. But for your child, the only thing in the world you love enough to make you play ball with the kind of scum you've hated all your life. Except that you're one of them now. You've crossed the line no cop can ever cross. And there's just one desperate way of getting back.
Furia backed his way out. At the
door he said, "Remember, cop, that's your kid we got. So don't be a
hero." And he was gone. They were left alone with the black bag.
A hard-boiled crime story, not a mystery in any sense. Lee insisted it
was not ghost-written. It was long suspected as one of their farmed-out
paperback originals that they thought could make it as a hardcover. Dannay
himself confirmed this in person to Francis Nevins.
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