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A hard-bitten but intensely moving story of young Jerry Clinch, ex-con trying to go straight, and the men and women who wouldn't let him--Big Dan, powerful city boss, with a wad of enemies and a wad of dough--Rhea, Dan's beautiful wife--Lola, the little "jail-bait pro," who got under Clinch's tough hide. . . Nerve-wracking glimpses of the big city through which these hell- ...more
Paperback, 201 pages
Published 1958 by Bantam (first published 1957)
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Excellent terse crime novel from the man whose books were turned into more great films than anyone
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William Riley Burnett (November 25, 1899 April 25, 1982), often credited as W. R. Burnett, was an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for the crime novel, Little Caesar, whose film adaptation is considered the first of the classic American gangster movies.
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