was a good cop. He served the City of Arlington, Massachusetts for more
than just a few years. He was dedicated to his profession until the
laws he upheld treated him unfairly following an injury on the job.
He vowed to get back at the system that did not work for him and which
cost him his livelihood. Devising a foolproof plan, he goes to work
for an armored car company and rips them off for two million dollars
and disappears. When he is finally caught, the money has vanished and
Ed becomes as silent as a monk. For his crime he gets twenty years in
a state penitentiary in New York because he cannot serve time in a Massachusetts
prison where there are criminals he had arrested during his tenure as
a cop. Ed figures that with time off for good behavior he can be out
in eight years. The one problem with Ed's plan is that there are several
people in the jail including a retiring, corrupt, warden who know he
has the money. Not playing ball with the warden can guarantee he will
remain incarcerated and be lost in the system. There are two problems
with the warden's plan. First, Ed has maintained his silence every time
anyone has approached him about the missing money. And, second, due
to an unforeseen riot at the prison, Ed is killed -- the first of a
number of fatal misfortunes. Now the question is, will the money ever
be found? If so, by whom? Only one person has a clue, but which one?
Is it Fitzgerald's cellmate? Or, perhaps the prison warden who has been
skimming jail funds for years? Or, maybe his only friend outside of
prison? Or, possibly the prison guard assigned to watch over him? Or,
how about the new prison warden who had been keeping close tabs on him?
Or, has nature destroyed whatever there once was?
|We thank Con Karapas for his improvisation of Etsi Einai I Zoi as found on Sam's Bouzouki Web Site.|
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