Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Amazon.com: Split Decision (Fight Card) eBook: Jack Tunney, Paul Bishop, Mel Odom, Eric Beetner: Kindle Store: Kansas City, 1954.

Jimmy Wyler is a fighter punching his way straight to the middle. All he wants is to make enough dough to buy his girl, Lola, a ring. And maybe make the gang back at St. Vincent’s orphanage proud.

A slick mobster named Cardone has an offer for Jimmy – money, and lots of it – for a fix. Jimmy takes the fight. The ring is almost on Lola’s finger, until Jimmy collides with Whit – another mobster with another up-and-coming fighter.

Whit has an offer of his own. Same fight, different fix. Now Jimmy is caught between two warring factions of the Kansas City underworld. He can’t make a move without someone getting mad, getting even, or getting dead.

From sweat-soaked fight halls to darkened alleyways, the countdown has begun. With his girl and his manager in the crossfire, everything Jimmy ever learned about fancy footwork and keeping his defenses up may not be enough …

Fight night is approaching and nobody is going to be saved by the bell.

3 comments:

nigel p bird said...

I picked up one of the Fight Card series a week or so ago. I'll be reading it before Christmas all being well and I can't wait.

Good spot.

BISH said...

Thx, Bill. This one from Eric Beetner is a doozy of a noir tale ...

James Reasoner said...

I'm reading this one right now and enjoying it.