77th and Broadway: A decade in the world of crime (Paperback)
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What if a small-time hustler with a shady past finds his dream job, getting paid to keep crooks in business? That’s exactly what happens in 77th and Broadway: A Decade in a World of Crime, when Richie Smooth is hired to help a struggling, conniving LA bail bondsman, who breaks all the rules, salvage his failing business.
This crime noir pulp fiction is set in the mid 70’s through the mid 80’s in South Central Los Angeles prior to the advent of a cocaine epidemic. A superbly crafted plot interweaves a series 25 true-event crime stories into one roller coaster ride entailing an army of unscrupulous characters. Thugs, thieves, hustlers, con men and women, whose very lives illuminate issues of social injustice, corruption, betrayal, power and punishment make up the fabric of individuals coming in and out of the bail bond office, making the story funny, entertaining, raw and gritty. You will meet characters who will make you laugh, some may even make you cry, characters you will love and some you may even hate, all who roll the dice and gamble to come-up big, wind-up in prison, or stretched-out on a cold slab in the coroner’s office, DOA.