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The Route 66 Steal

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The Illinois Caper

Middle-aged and mostly respectable, Kat Merevec and Tish O’Donnell are the least likely women in Evanston, Illinois, to become safecrackers—until the night Tish’s husband dumps them both.

Now, drawn together by an unlikely bit of chance and a dash of revenge, Kat and Tish are on the lam, taking an equally unlikely escape: Route 66–-the Mother Road.

With the trunk of their classic 1957 Buick convertible stuffed with more than a million bucks in cash, diamonds, and unfulfilled dreams, they’re racing from Chicago to the Pacific along a fabled highway potholed with switchbacks, setbacks, and detours.

But to reach their California paradise, they have to stay one step ahead of Tish’s ex, a private eye with his own agenda, and the murderous fence who wants them dead!

This is a special sneak preview of The Illinois Caper, the first book in the new Liz Hartley series, The Route 66 Steal, for newsletter subscribers only!* Starting June 3, 2022, there will be a new chapter posted each day Liz is on the Mother Road researching the series.

What you’ll see here is the first draft–subject to all the potholes, dead-ends, and backtracking that such journeys are! Let me know what you think! Your comments are welcome.

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