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Description - The Ivory Coast by Charles Fleming

It is 1955 in Las Vegas, and the Chicago mob man Mo Weiner is bankrolling ex-boxer Worthless Worthington Lee and the city's first all-black hotel-casino. The Ivory Coast is rising up from the dust, on the wrong side of town. And out of the shadows steps Deacon, a white horn player with a dark past and a genius for jazz. Mo mistakes him for a hitman. Worthless takes him for a friend. Anita, the mixed-race beauty he falls for, wants him for herself. And Haney, the corrupt and racist cop who runs this hot desert oasis of sin and sand, wants him rubbed out.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312422141
ISBN-10: 0312422148
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles Fleming

Charles Fleming is a veteran entertainment industry reporter and the author of After Havana (Minotaur, January 2004), as well as The New York Times bestselling The Goomba's Guide to Life and High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess.

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