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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(210mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Picador USA
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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 T"he Goomba's Guide to Life and High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess."