Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

The Story of A Man Who Found $1 Million

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the true story of a longshoreman from South Philadelphia who found $1 million lost from a casino and promptly shared it with everyone he knew.

Blackwell North Amer
Joey Coyle was down and out - the affable, boyish South Philadelphian hadn't found dock work in months, he was living with his ailing mother, and he was fighting a drug habit and what seemed like a lifetime of bouncing into and out of bad luck. One morning, though, while cruising the streets just blocks from his home, fate took a turn worthy of Hollywood when he spotted a curious yellow tub he thought might make a good toolbox. It contained $1.2 million in unmarked bills - casino money that had just fallen off the back of an armored truck.
Even before news of the missing money exploded across the headlines, Detective Pat Laurenzi, with the help of the FBI, was working around the clock to track it down. Joey Coyle, meanwhile, was off on a bungling, swashbuckling misadventure, sharing his windfall with everyone from his girlfriend to total strangers to the two neighborhood kids who drove him past it (and whose parents were beginning to wonder where their car had disappeared to). To hide the money, Joey turned to the local mob boss - a shadowy, fearsome man who may or may not have helped launder it. But as adrenaline-filled nights began taking their toll, Joey Coyle's dream-come-true evolved into a nightmare: Whom could he trust? With an entire city on the hunt, for how long could he continue to hide? And was he prepared to live his life in constant fear of being caught, maybe even killed?

Baker
& Taylor

The author of Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo chronicles the true story of a longshoreman from South Philadelphia who found $1 million lost from a casino and promptly shared it with everyone he knew. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780871138590
087113859X
Branch Call Number: 974.811092 Coyle-B
Characteristics: 209 p.

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hgeng63 Nov 07, 2012

This story of a drug addict & his found $1 million is deceptively well-written.

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Brian_Shaw
Oct 03, 2011

Breezy "true" story of a drug addict who finds $1 million. Also the basis for the movie Money for Nothing.

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