By Timothy Hallinan
The halls are decked, the deck is stacked, and the following comes that jolly previous elf. Junior Bender, divorced father of 1 and burglar extraordinaire, reveals himself caught contained in the Edgerton Mall, and never simply as a last-minute client (though he's that too). Edgerton isn’t precisely the epicenter of vacation cheer, regardless of its Santas, canned Christmas tune, chintzy bows, and festive lighting fixtures. The mall is a fossil of an in decline; lots of its shops are closed, and to make issues worse, there's a rampant shoplifting problem.
The murderous Russian mobster who owns where has determined it takes a thief to seize a thief and hires Junior—under threat—to remedy the shoplifting challenge for him. yet Junior’s surveillance operation doesn’t cross good: as Christmas Eve techniques, individuals are useless and it’s visible that shoplifting is the least of the mall’s difficulties. to avoid extra deaths, in all probability together with his personal, Junior needs to confront his dread of Christmas—both current and past.