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By Ira Gold

His father had warned Howie, "You cannot journey horses with one ass." yet right here he used to be, dwelling a double life--one racketeering along with his staff and the opposite sitting in cafes analyzing Penguin classics.

To slot in, Howie hides his highbrow pursuits from his gangster associates, yet they nonetheless suspect anything isn't correct approximately him. the true challenge is that somebody has been bad-mouthing Howie to Vinnie Five-Five, his captain.

Howie thinks he might resolve all his difficulties through discovering how to depart Vinnie's workforce with no an individual considering he may flip rat. And whereas he is going approximately advancing this plan in his planned, half-baked approach, a warfare breaks out among the Italians in Sheepshead Bay and the Russians in Brighton Beach.

Now, beside his pals, he has enemies who want him lifeless. So he needs to run from the basement condo he rents from his sister--the one one who actually loves him--into the palms of demure and bookish Ariel, who likes her males tough and her intercourse rougher.

Howie believes it essential to proceed preserving his erudition below wraps lest Ariel lose erotic curiosity. Will Howie continue to exist the warfare? Will he live on Ariel's wrath whilst she unearths out she's harboring no longer a thug yet an esthete with PhD point cultural knowledge?

Why the hell no longer? yet boy is she mad.

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