At ""about that same hour on the dock, but at a different point in time,"" and ""at about the same point in time, but at another hour"" and at various other points in time and hours, the diverse forces of the law, the press and the Irish mob begin to home in on not-so sinister bank robber Eddie Sinister. Also looking for Eddie is Tom Carey, a Vietnam vet still fighting some murky battles with fear, and uninvolved with the robbery until two thick-headed Dublin thugs confuse him with his fellow Pennsylvanian, the elusive Eddie. The journalistic detective work being done by an ambitious girl reporter at the site of the robbery and the backstreet chases in Ireland ought to somehow converge; and there might be some comparison intended between putative hero Carey and putative coward Eddie. . . But by that time Eddie decides to give up the game and return home, rendering the machinations of his pursuers, once and for all, pointless.