RARA-AVIS: Hard as Nails

From: Bill Crider ( bcrider@houston.rr.com)
Date: 20 Oct 2004

I'm reading Dan Simmons' HARD AS NAILS, his third Joe Kurtz novel, and I don't remember if anybody has mentioned this little in-joke. Kurtz is talking to a cop and says:
"My mother was a whore. . . . she told me that she thought my old man was a professional thief, some guy with just one name and that not even his own. Not a second-story guy but a real hardcase who would set up serious jobs with bunch of other pros and then blow town forever. She and he were together for just a week in the late sixties."

The cop says that the guy must have been setting up some heist, and Kurtz says, "She said that he never wanted sex except right *after* a successful job."

Considering his heredity, it's no wonder Kurtz is so tough.

Bill Crider

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