The Driftwood Mysteries - Book 5
The short story "Paper" was originally published in the collection Before Our House Fell into the Ocean: Stories of Love and Death. It is the epilogue to the novel Dungeness and Dragons and the prologue to the forthcoming novel Gallery of Gangsters.
When two foul-mouthed street punks come upon the bombed-out wreckage of Paul Drake's car and find his satchel of hundred-dollar bills, they think they've just won a criminal's lottery. They flee Wyoming and begin a lavish lifestyle in Portland, Oregon.
But all is not well. The thugs are under surveillance by shadowy authorities who believe they have stumbled upon the most impossible counterfeiting ring ever.
Humorous and violent, "Paper" paves the way for Russian crime czar Vasily Volkov's latest depredations in Gallery of Gangsters. A bonus preview of that novel is included in this volume.