By Chuck Hustmyre
Within the urban of latest Orleans it's the corrupt who govern, and ex-cop Ray Shane isn't any stranger to these responsible. After 5 years in felony, he's ultimately free--and decided to stick out of difficulty. yet it is difficult to stick immediately. The Messina crime kinfolk runs the home of the emerging sunlight, a strip bar that hides way over it finds, and Ray's activity is to guard it. So whilst 4 gunmen rob the home and kill the mob boss's nephew, Ray--in the incorrect position on the correct time--takes the warmth. unique via either mob goons and the legislations, he needs to slog during the city's gritty underbelly to transparent his identify. however the lies cross a long way deeper than he imagines, and shortly there'll be nowhere to show.
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Ray,” she said, reaching to touch his arm. He pulled away. ” He said it loud. Jenny glanced around, nervous. She kept her voice low. ” Keeping his voice loud. “That’s over. It’s been over. ” Ray didn’t say anything. “Tell me what happened, Ray. ” “I told you what happened. ” He said it loud again. Jenny looked around again. ” “You afraid I’m going to reveal some big secret about Tony? I got news for you . ” Ray raised his hands and faced the cops and crime-scene geeks who were still working and the few customers who hadn’t been cut loose yet.
The second guy was Charlie Liuzza, the man everyone called Charlie the Rabbit. Charlie was in his early sixties, but looked trim, like he kept in shape. He sat at the end of the sofa, dressed in a suit and tie, but not the expensive Italian kind Tony wore, more like one you would find hanging on the rack in a decent department store. Charlie had nothing to do with the House, so why was he here? Ray wondered. As Ray dropped onto the end of the sofa, opposite Charlie Liuzza, he wondered why he was here.
Most of the blast hit Pete in the face, arching him back like a gymnast doing a backward somersault. He hit the floor hard. Not even a dead-cat bounce. Not even a twitch. Screams. Some of the customers jumped to their feet, some dove to the floor. Ray glanced up at the stage. One of the dancers was bent over, looking at blood pouring out of a hole in her thigh. Something heavy cracked against the top of Ray’s head, and he dropped to his knees. Dazed, but still looking at the stage, Ray saw the dancer with the hole in her leg collapse onto her ass.
House of the Rising Sun by Chuck Hustmyre