Gerald Laurence. One Bang-Up Job (1989) 298 pp. [pbo]
Publisher’s description: “Daniel Langer is a smalltime crook with a big plan. By organizing every mobster, petty thief, burglar, and stickup man in San Francisco, he’s going to rob the entire city in one felonious swoop—every bank, liquor store, pawnshop, and gas station. The payoff is $30,000,000, give or take a few bucks, but the double-cross is priceless. And Langer’s planned every detail, right down to his own death. But what he didn’t plan on was Natalie Dauntless Fisher, a lady private eye who looks like a fashion model, swears like a sailor, and stops at nothing to get her man and the reward.”
Setting: San Francisco