The Spy

by astracom

The only clandestine story I even know concerns my father, he was the …

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The Safecracker

by astracom

I recall reading this story in a Boston Globe editorial highlighting the professional …

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The Racketeer

by astracom

He dressed in a rainbow array of unexpected color, the last time I …

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The Old Man

by astracom

“The Old Man” was a title of ultimate respect, of experience, and having …

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The Hero

by astracom

This character is modeled after my uncle, an unassuming guy, who always responded …

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The Gangster

by astracom

During a raid on an illegal gambling house, this well connected gangster bolted …

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The Forger

by astracom

In 1942, Jean De Serati, the master of all stamp forgers, was arrested …

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The Fence

by astracom

A “fence” is a dealer in stolen goods, that’s their cocaine riddled line …

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The Bouncer

by astracom

His name was Gene, he was almost half my size but built with …

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The Bookie

by astracom

My father’s name on Sunday or any other betting day was “42”. In …

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