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Chapter One

"the toughest neighborhood in the world..." That was Wilson
and Broadway, just two blocks from the Green Mill Bar where
Joe E. Lewis was appearing when he got his throat cut.

In the middle of a fitful sleep, I grew conscious of Lucio shaking me. "Come on," he said. "We have business."

"What time is it?" I asked, trying to focus.

"About 2:00 a.m.," Lucio answered. "We got a job to do for Dominick. He wants to take your boat."

I didn't like the sound of this. It might be a setup. I eased my 25-calibre Beretta into my pants pocket when Lucio wasn't looking. My mind was made up. If this was it, I was gonna take Lucio along with me and any of the Lucchese thugs that stood in my way.

"I'm low on gas," I lied, trying to sound matter-of-fact. "Why don't we take your car?" I figured if Lucio drove, he'd be the easier target.

"Okay," he said. "By the way, does your boat have a full tank?"

"Yeah, its full," I said, aware this was gonna be more than a short pleasure cruise... Read More