By Ed McBain
Andrew Mullaney has the cash to get to Aqueduct Racetrack, yet not anything to wager as soon as he will get there. It’s a tragedy, simply because this present day he’s acquired a definite factor: a filly named Jawbone who’s bound to win. determined, Andrew asks each hood he understands 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 through 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 sure. Little does he comprehend, he’s simply stepped into the journey of a life-time, and via the top of it, he’ll be wealthy, lifeless, or anything a ways, a ways worse.
A suspenseful, funny yarn excellent for fanatics of Prizzi’s Honor or Analyze This, A Horse’s Head is without doubt one of the wildest big apple tales ever written. From mythical secret Writers of the United States Grand grasp Ed McBain, each web page is a laugh-out-loud delight.
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