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By William Campbell Gault

Brock will get stuck in a perilous triangle among a jockey, a mobster, and L.A.'s most interesting blonde

Gloria Malone is a giant girl with a bit husband, and an issue in simple terms Brock Callahan can resolve. Her jockey beau, Tip, has fallen in with a half-reformed gangster, and Gloria fears hassle for the pint-sized horseman. yet as Brock quick reveals, L.A.'s criminals have extra to worry from Tip than he does from them. the quick guy has a protracted suggest streak, a woman at the part, and a pair of illegitimate childrens in addition. Even his horses don't like him. Brock isn't stunned whilst anyone comes to a decision to finish the little gremlin's racing profession as soon as and for all—with a carving knife.

The global of horse racing is buried lower than a layer of dust that's thicker than the Santa Anita racetrack's dust after a thunderstorm. To penetrate it, Brock must take the whip into his personal hand and do no matter what it takes to stick at the horse.

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All i do know instantaneously is nobody’s going to escape with what occurred to Dave. ” From the table the executive acknowledged, “All correct, Mr. Callahan. We won’t be preserving you. you'll pass now. ” I stated, “Mr. Petroff may want my tale if he’s going to dossier fees, sir. ” the manager checked out me levelly and coolly. “You may possibly look ahead to him outdoors. I’m definite he won’t be submitting fees. ” Pete stated, “I am, sir. I’ll wish your tale, Brock. ” For a second no one stated whatever. the manager and Pete’s lawyer have been frowning, Pete was once obtrusive. I rose and smiled at all of them and went out quietly. To the simplest of my on hand wisdom, Frank Giovanni were in Las Vegas while Tip Malone were murdered. after all, Frank most likely didn’t do his personal killing; he had the money to rent it performed through specialists. If he had employed it performed, what was once Dave Petroff’s reference to it? after which there has been the prospect that the slapping round Dave were taking had not anything to do with homicide. it may rather well be a personal feud among Giovanni and the Petroffs. it might probably also be a personal feud among the Petroffs and the hoodlums. even though employed muscle tissues are puppets, roughly, they need to have a few deepest animosities no longer hooked up with their employment. I went previous an open door and observed Calavo and Jessup chatting with uniformed males and a detective. simply contained in the entrance doorway, Dave Petroff was once sitting on a bench subsequent to a uniformed officer. “Remind me to not interfere,” I acknowledged, “next time you're getting your brains knocked out. ” He checked out me and away. The uniformed guy checked out me and never away. I went out into the light. My flivver was once nonetheless over on the Petroffs; I had ridden the following in a prowl automobile. a few neighbor had despatched within the name after seeing my scuffle with Calavo. The prowl automobile have been just a block away whilst the decision got here in. I stood out at the entrance stroll, anticipating Petroff to seem. i wished a experience again to his position. I didn’t consider rather like a marked guy, notwithstanding i guess I must have. Giovanni didn’t wish to be interfered with, even via the legislation, and that i was once significantly lower than that. The Bay shimmered within the solar and sea gulls whirled in a circle round the wharf. a delightful city, self-contained and self-governed, insular and chauvinistic. it's been maligned frequently in print, yet what city is ideal? l. a. surrounded it on 3 facets and the sea used to be the fourth aspect. with out la, its felony difficulties will be minor. with out the sea, it'd be not anything. I sat on a bench within the small park surrounding Headquarters and idea again to the day before today, whilst Mrs. Malone had first come to determine me. i assumed of every thing that had occurred because and will see no development in any of it. Pete and Dave Petroff came around to the bench whilst I had simply entire a newspaper I had stumbled on there. “Waiting for us? ” Pete requested. “For a ride,” I instructed him. “My car’s nonetheless at your house. ” I stood up. “Did you dossier your grievance? ” He appeared uncomfortable. “My legal professional prompt I carry off for it slow. ” I smiled. “Don’t inform me an enormous guy like that's petrified of Giovanni.

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