The Wheelman - Duane Swierczynski Lennon is an accomplished wheelman. Escaping by the skin of his teeth from a successful bank job, Lennon wants to avoid causing injury to any bystanders, but while leaving the bank in a hurry, a woman pushing a stroller walks in his path. Braking and wrestling with the wheel was out of the question. The risk of fishtailing was too great, and Lennon worried that he would broadside both the lady and the stroller. Steering clear out of the way was impossible. Immediately to the right of the woman and stroller was one of those huge cement planter squares full of mulch and shrubs. The planter would total the Acura, and the team would have to escape on foot—if any of them were conscious enough to do so. So he hits the lady leaving the stroller unscathed.

He and his colleagues hide the money in the trunk of a car in the long-term parking lot, and start to leave town in a third car only to be broadsided by a van at an intersection where their car catches fire. Lennon awakes only to discover he is in a body bag being shoved down a pipe in some new construction in Camden.

There follows one catastrophe and misstep after another with the Italian mob, the Russian mob, an ex-cop, and assorted others all trying to find the $650,000 from the bank. Fasten your seatbelt and hang on, lots of high speed action with numerous twists and turns.

I’ll leave it to you to determine whether missing the stroller was seminal to events of the rest of the day.