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not much to like about the Rands. The members of this clan of petty
criminals have made a name for themselves but it wasn’t until
Collie Rand went off the rails and killed eight people that the Rands
made the big time.
Terry Rand, a smooth pickpocket and lock man, has been called home by
his older brother. Facing the death penalty for his killing rampage,
Collie claims that one of the murders was not of his doing. He
insists the real killer is still out there somewhere and wants Terry
to find the culprit.
he is willing to honor the request of a relative he abhors is a
mystery, but Terry acquiesces. Drawn back into the schemes and lives
of a group of folks he doesn’t really care for and ran away to
escape, Terry is about to make some startling discoveries about his
family. Some skeletons are better left buried, but it looks like a
lot of the Rands’ dirty laundry is about to be aired.
of the more inventive family sagas you’ll find in crime writing,
this slightly bizarre, offbeat tale and occasionally humorous story
will keep you reading because you probably haven’t come across a
clan quite like this since the Corleones in The Godfather.