When Dillon finds a dead body and stacks of cash out front of his parent’s Midwestern home, he’s faced with the question: Keep it, or turn it in? More
Dead Man’s Fortune is a tale about a fourteen year old boy named Dillon James who discovers a bank heist has gone wrong. First it’s just a few hundred dollar bills in the snow out front of his house, and then after the nightly news report about a bank robbery, he finds there is more money in the hands of a dead man out front in the snow. After an internal debate, Bad Dillon wins out and he piles snow on the body to hide it through winter. While keeping this secret, Dillon also deals with daily life; like being punched in the face by long time bully Peter Grubowski, sneaking money to his grandmother who is about to lose her house and worst of all, he must keep one step ahead of the dead guy’s partner, who stalks him by posing as an encyclopedia salesman at his house and various places around his small hometown. After Good Dillon decides he’d rather be alive and holding the hand of Lindsey, the girl of his dreams, he discovers it is too late to give the money over. Ted the Bank Robber has taken his sister as ransom. With help from his best friend Auggie, they must figure out a way to save her and themselves from this maniac.