Damaged Goods

A Novel

Damaged Goods

Notorious Alonzo Crane had been dubbed "The Motion Picture Bank Robber" by the press because he modeled a bank robbery after a Steve McQueen movie he'd seen...except that he got caught. The authorities offered Crane a deal if he'd roll over on his accomplices but he refused -- and got twenty-five years to life.

Ten years into his sentence, Crane is offered a chance to leave prison when a corrupt warden, in league with a prison gang, gives him a secret assignment. If Crane can pull it off, his prison record will be wiped clean. Now all he has to do is enlist the help of former cellmate Duffy, a small-time hustler with big-time ideas, and Trixie, Duffy's gorgeous girlfriend with a cocaine habit and a nose for trouble. And if Crane can successfully mimic the plot of an action film he's seen, this time he might stand a chance....
  • Atria Books | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743268875 | 
  • January 2006
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Roland S. Jefferson
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Roland S. Jefferson

Roland S. Jefferson's novels include Damaged Goods, 559 to Damascus, and the political thriller The School on 103rd Street, chosen by the Los Angeles Times Book Review for inclusion in its Guide to Literary Los Angeles 2000. One Night Stand is his fifth novel. Semi-retired from a career as a forensic psychiatrist, he lives in Los Angeles, California.