A Tunnel Too Far
A Tunnel Too Far tells the story of Frank Cermak, a first-generation Bohemian-American living in Chicago at the verge of The Great Depression. He's a proud and opinionated young man, one who thinks he has the world all figured out. Although he is gainfully employed in a job he likes, has a girlfriend he wants to marry, and has money put away for a rainy day, he gets involved in doing small jobs for mob criminals.
The dank freight tunnel system buried under the city, today still there but inaccessible except for a few caretakers, then was a bustling circulation system for Chicago's commerce, both legal and illegal. Frank knows it like his own face, and uses it to flourish as a petty mobster.
Soon, Frank is given no choice but to graduate to major crime, as the legendary mobster, Sarconi, pushes Frank further over the line into a hell of Frank's own making. After being duped into unintentionally committing robbery and murder, Frank starts to examine his other sins, and gains more insight into them than he would like.