Amaze Your Friends

Author(s): Peter Doyle
Original Publish Date: Oct 15, 2019
Product Number: EB00783404
Released: Nov 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781891241789
Publisher: Dark Passage
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As 1959 dawns, Billy Glasheen is in deeper trouble than ever. The past has caught up with him in the form of Fred Slaney, Sydney's meanest, most corrupt cop, who's got Billy framed up for the murder of his crooked partner. Not that Slaney wants to arrest him – what he wants is ten grand. He gives Billy a choice – pay up within six months, or take early retirement, forever. Billy can't think of a legal way to come up with the money that fast, and anyway, earning an honest living has never been his strength. So what's the answer? Up the ante on Uncle Dick's mailorder scams? Rig a horse race or two? Rob a bank? Maybe all of the above? Surely something will work . . . And it does, though not in the way you might expect – and not before Billy's situation gets a whole lot worse. Amaze Your Friends delivers a wild and hairy ride through Sydney's dark underside, but even when he's lying in the gutter, Billy's somehow looking at the stars.

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