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Former Edgar-nominee Izzi offers yet another fast-paced tale of crime in Chicago. Robert ``Catfeet'' Millard, a ``prowler,'' or topnotch thief, went to jail rather than squeal on a mob gambling chief to whom he owed $22,000. Now out of jail, Catfeet finds that his tab to the mob is up to $3 million. To get out of this impossible situation, Catfeet must either outwit the mob or die. His task is complicated by his relationships with several of the other characters, including Femal, the beautiful black woman who works for the wiseguy trying to collect from Catfeet. Izzi's Chicago is a frightening, harsh place, peopled by few characters one can care about. Izzi knows how to tell a story, though, and readers won't be able to resist being drawn into his rough and threatening world. Elmore Leonard fans take note--Izzi's moving in. Recommended for large fiction or crime fiction collections.-- Dean James, Houston Acad. of Medicine/Texas Medical Ctr. Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.