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.