Sunday, December 02, 2012

PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Attention to Books of Interest

The Knockout (Fight Card)The Knockout (Fight Card): Jack Tunney, Paul Bishop, Mel Odom, Robert J. Randisi: Amazon.com: Kindle Store: Brooklyn, 1954 Frankie ‘The Piston’ Corleone was an up-and-coming light heavyweight fighter until a broken hand took him out of contention. Now, Frankie works as a private eye, occasionally taking sparring work to stay in shape make ends meet. 

Cappy O’Brien has trained a lot of fighters, including Frankie. But Cappy has never had a real contender until now ... Candy Marquez is the real deal, and after being battered by Marquez during several rounds of sparring, Frankie has to agree. But the fight game is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg, and other trainers and the mob all want a piece of Cappy’s best prospect. 

When Cappy winds up dead, it’s time for Frankie to take off the gloves and take The Piston’s punching power to the street to knockout a killer ...

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