Andrew Vachss: The Getaway Man (2003)
From the Publisher:
Eddie starts stealing cars long before he's old enough to get a license, driven by a force so compelling that he never questions, just obeys. After a series of false starts, interrupted by stays in juvenile institutions and a state prison term, Eddie's skills and loyalty attract the attention of J.C., a near-legendary hijacker. When he gets out, Eddie becomes the driver for J.C.'s ultra-professional crew. J.C., the master planner, is finally ready to pull off that one huge job every con dreams of... the Retirement Score. But some roads have twists even a professional getaway man couldn't foresee...
Andrew Vachss, a writer widely acclaimed for breathing new life and death into the crime genre, here presents a classic noir tale, relentlessly displaying and dissecting not guilt, but innocence.
Andrew Vachss: The Getaway Man. Vintage Crime/ Black Lizard, ISBN: 1400031192 (February, 2003), 193 p., $11.95.