By Ed McBain
Andrew Mullaney has the cash to get to Aqueduct Racetrack, yet not anything to guess as soon as he will get there. It’s a tragedy, simply because this present day he’s obtained a yes factor: a filly named Jawbone who’s certain to win. determined, Andrew asks each hood he is aware to identify him fifty dollars, tapping chess hustlers, pool sharks, and hoodlums of each stripe, until eventually, eventually, he asks the incorrect man—who responds by way of tossing Andrew out the door and down a flight of stairs. For this degenerate gambler, lifestyles is hard . . . and it’s approximately to get a hell of much harder.
whilst a sparkling black Cadillac pulls up in entrance of him, and a guy hops out wielding a Luger and telling him to get within the automobile, Andrew has no selection yet to claim convinced. Little does he recognize, he’s simply stepped into the journey of an entire life, and via the tip of it, he’ll be wealthy, useless, or anything a long way, a long way worse.
A suspenseful, funny yarn ideal for fanatics of Prizzi’s Honor or Analyze This, A Horse’s Head is among the wildest manhattan tales ever written. From mythical secret Writers of the US Grand grasp Ed McBain, each web page is a laugh-out-loud delight.
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