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Dig My Grave Deep (Daniel Port #1)

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He Wanted Out Of The Big Rackets

And The Boys Said Okay - Feet First!

Daniel Port was a nice young man, the kind of a guy you'd want for a neighbor. But press his button the wrong way and he'd roll right over you or anyone else who got in his way. Port was a gangster, but he'd had his fill, and he had a girl who was willing to help him, to take him away from the filth he'd

Paperback, 143 pages
Published 1988 by Creative Arts Book Company (first published 1956)
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Dig My Grave Deep tells the story of Daniel Port, a gangster who wants to leave the rackets. Of course he is pulled back to do one more job before he can make his escape. Port is a smart, cynical man who accepts the corruption around him and his part in it. Rabe writes a stylish politico crime pulp but he doesn't forget the humor, mostly in the slapstick style fights between thugs.

Although the story may not be the most original, it is presented in an amiable, uncomplicated prose that makes Rabe
Small time crooks or city politicians? You decide in this pulpy page turner where the desire to get out of the city wards is thwarted by the greed and corruption of others. A change of pace for this type of book and not too shabby either.
Trent Zelazny
I really wanted to like this more than I actually did. Still a good read, though.
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Peter Rabe aka Peter Rabinowitsch, was a German American writer who also used the nom de plumes Marco Malaponte and J. T. MacCargo (though not all of the latter's books were by him). Rabe was the author of over 30 books, mostly of crime fiction, published between 1955 and 1975.
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