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Strictly for Cash

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Johnny Farrar is a third-grade boxer, thumbing a ride to Miami, where he figures he can hit a jackpot. As fate would have it, he has a brush with gangsters in Pelotta, a small town on the way, only to be persuaded to fight a fixed boxing match and earn some money, a suit of clothes and a beat-up car, so he can arrive in Miami in style. But a woman's looks and challenge mak ...more
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Published May 1st 1966 by Panther (first published 1951)
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Mark Vickers
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This one is just another crackerjack novel from the maestro himself, has a great storyline, the regular hard hitting, gun toting thugs, the beautiful irresistible women and a whole heap of casino money there for the taking, which is just what hard ex boxer Johnny Farrah sets out to do, a real 5 star classic for all JHC fanatics......
Paul Lothane
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it

As interesting as the story itself is the way the narrative unfolds dramatically…the second section in particular grips like a tourniquet as we wonder whether it is the protagonist (Johnny Ferrar) or we the readers (!) going bonkers. The flashbacks are brilliant and illuminating, as we come to understand and follow Johnny’s lust for big money that lands him in big trouble, and prods him into becoming a multiple killer. Yet ironically we can hardly dub him a cold-blooded killer as he hardly reall
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Nimal Anand
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book is neither a page turner nor a boring slow turtle. This book explains how a boxer gets his hands dirty and gets sucked into the whirlpool of crime. It will not excite you to so that you can skim through pages. But it is not a book which you want to through out of your face.
Monika
Feb 14, 2009 rated it liked it
remarkable!!
Himo Freedom
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing page turner book
Jonaki Datta
Dec 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
This James Hadley Chase book is similar to every other James Hadley Chase book you must have read. A male protagonist who is huge, smokes, drinks and keeps falling in love with every other woman he sees. Nothing new there. The unwillingly done murder, blackmail and not being able to touch the money for which he has gone through a lot of pain is the backdrop of every James Hadley Chase book. Nothing new there as well.The only beauty is in the pace of the story and the ugliness of all the characte ...more
Mark Vickers
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This one is just another crackerjack masterpiece from the maestro, himself, has a great story line, the regular hard hitting, gun toting thugs, the beautiful women and a whole heap of casino money there for the taking, which is just what hard, tough ex-boxer, Johnny Farrah sets out to do, a real 5 star classic for all Sir " James Hadley Chase " fanatics.....
AhammadaliPK
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's Good novel to Read for anyone..it is a thriller and a motivational at the same time.
Salihu
Nov 13, 2007 rated it it was ok
is the worse i read,is kind of boring
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