Wiseguy - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Nicholas Pileggi
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Chapter 16 Summary and Analysis

Two months after Henry gets out of prison, his bookmaker friend, Marty Krugman, tells him about a potential score of enormous proportions. Marty and his wife, Fran, arrive at Karen and Henry's new three-bedroom house for a visit. Marty takes Henry aside and tells him about Lufthansa. According to Marty, there are millions of dollars in untraceable cash sitting in the Lufthansa cargo vaults at Kennedy Airport. Marty has been tipped off to the money by a man named Lou Werner, a compulsive gambler who owes Marty a great deal of money. Werner is so desperate to repay Marty and get a piece of the money himself that he has worked out all the details, including how to bypass the security systems.

Henry leaps at the idea. Jimmy Burke is about to be released from Allenwood, and Tommy DeSimone is recently...

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