Two and Out

by John A. Curry



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 19/11/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9780759669659

About the Book

In Two and Out the author of Loyalty provides a gritty novel of crime and betrayal centering on four members of a newly formed crew that intends to hit the jackpot with two robberies and then leave the criminal life entirely. While the fall 2000 presidential campaign plays itself out, the so-called Candidates’ crew–utilizing rubber masks of Bush, Gore, Cheney, and Lieberman–plan and execute a robbery on a college campus and in a train terminal in Boston.

Led by a brilliant, arrogant professor of criminal justice, the group coalesces. There’s a reclusive, retired Boston detective who dreams of a new life in California; a manic-depressive fallen priest attempting to reconnect to his estranged daughter; a race car driver down on his luck. They see the two big hits as the magic bullet to rectify their lives.

But unforeseen complications occur, especially when one target is a leader of the local Mafia. While the FBI races to identify the members of the crew, Mike Fallon, the lead instigator must cope with his own demons– dying wife and gnawing self-doubt.

Curry’s first novel was praised by Robert B. Parker as "exciting, intelligent, a pleasure to read. Loyalty was optioned as a movie by the distinguished actor/singer Harry Connick, Jr.

About the Author

John A. Curry is President Emeritus of Northeastern University. He is a graduate of that university and earned his doctorate from Boston University. From 1989-96 he served as president of Northeastern University, elevating its status to that of a research institution.

His first novel Loyalty, available through 1st Books, was rated "a four-star novel" by critic David Brudnoy’s Bookshelf and labeled "a truly successful first novel."

Two and Out is Curry’s second novel. He lives in Saugus, Massachusetts, where he is currently at work on a third crime fiction novel, the sequel to Loyalty.