A NYC fireman out schemes the bookies and the track.*****Riveting, exciting a moving story....hard to put down!!q ~ NC Vintner, review *****Dutching the Book is mesmerizing historical fiction...q The Kindle Book Review Based on real people and events, it is an American epic about the tests of friendship and family over several decades and a one man's quest to be the best horseplayer in the game. It is a tribute to those who really lived it. *****qThe story is well written, and the characters really draw you in.q ~ Lyda Alexander, review January, 2012Late 1930's Brooklyn, the Great Depression had almost gone. Ben's can't-lose scheme didn'tuntil the racetrack shut him down. Now, over twenty years later, a NYC fireman, he would be tested once again but this time the stakes were much higher. He stepped up for a friend's debt and put himself and his family in jeopardy. Decades ago, he had given up gambling for Kitty, but now it was her or the track. He had other choices, just not good ones. But the bookies wanted more from Ben than money, something he wasn't willing to give, and they threatened his family. Now he owed them a different kind of paybackhe beat them at their own game once, could he do it again? But this was not a game; this was about surviving, this was about family. He needed more than every skill he could muster; he need luck, something he never counted on. And he couldn't do this alone; he needed his friends: Sandy, the lawyer and charismatic ladies' man; Willie, the nine-fingered gas station owner who would give his life for Ben and almost did; and Bull, a pugilistic fireman, who was married three times, to the same woman. With everything on the line, their character and loyalty would be tested. And he would be shocked at the result.DUTCHING THE BOOK is about the tests of lifelong friendship, family, gambling and a man's quest to pursue a dream. It is about four friends, as different as friends could be, yet bond together by a loyalty that endured through decades. The epic, which was based on real people and actual events over several decades, redefined horse racing and is a tribute to the people who really lived it.With everything on the line, their character and loyalty would be tested. And he would be shocked at the result.DUTCHING THE BOOK is about the tests of lifelong friendship, family, gambling and a mana#39;s quest to pursue a dream.
|Title||:||Dutching the Book|
|Publisher||:||Sedona Editions - 2012-02-15|