Eddie Senta's a connected guy, but not in the mob. He's a sort of half-way guy, involved in the rackets but also his own man. He even has a straight job (word-processing) that he works from time to time. He's having marital troubles, and he has a friend who needs money, so Eddie decides to pull a robbery. It should be a snap. You know how that works. Things go seriously wrong, and the next thing Eddie knows, he's a murder suspect, he's dangerously involved with the Russian mob, and a killer who's under federal protection is after him.
The book is short (which is to say, just the right length), funny at times, fast-moving, and over-all very entertaining. If you haven't read anything by Stella, you should definitely check it out.