A dead mans briefcase presents a down-on-his-luck pilot with the chance of a lifetime Pilot Douglas Grimess best days are long behind him. Grounded due to a medical condition, Douglas has resigned himself to menial work as a desk clerk at a seedy hotel. But his fortune flips when he discovers a hotel guest dead from a heart attack and, next to him, a tube jammed with hundred-dollar bills.
Douglas grabs the money and, with it, the chance to remake his life. In Europe, he meets Miles Fabian, an elegant and erudite con man with a flair for extravagance. Fabian recruits him for his latest ploy robbing members of the idle rich.
But what will happen when his bad behavior catches up with him? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Irwin Shaw including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the authors estate.