Download e-book for kindle: 7,000 Clams: A Novel by Lee Irby

By Lee Irby

ISBN-10: 0385511892

ISBN-13: 9780385511896

ISBN-10: 0767917545

ISBN-13: 9780767917544

Frank Hearn is a down-on-his-luck bootlegger and bruiser, searching for the large ranking within the center of the Roaring Twenties. while he loses a cargo of ultimate booze to a double-crossing govt thief, Frank hunts him down, roughs him up, and unearths whatever that catches his eye. What in the beginning seems to be a scrap of paper is absolutely a handwritten and unmistakably genuine IOU for $7,000, signed by way of Babe Ruth.

Seven-thousand clams is lots of money--and while Frank will get a tip that the Yankees are approximately to start spring education in St. Petersburg, Florida, he wastes no time leaving New Jersey to trace down the Babe. Frank thinks he is lined his bases: alongside for the trip is a deadly and curvy blonde named Ginger DeMore. She’s shrewdpermanent, she packs a snub-nose pistol in her handbag, and she’s the fitting companion to aid persuade the Babe to cough up the dough. it kind of feels just like the ideal plan, yet Frank and Ginger aren’t the single ones looking their fortunes in Florida. 1920’s St. Pete is a veritable nest of vipers. Hustlers, gamblers, Yankee enthusiasts, or even a sociopath are lurking within the booming burg—not to say a group of gangsters despatched via a trendy Chicago mobster named Al Capone (who’s advised his boys to scour town for a curvy dame through the identify of Ginger DeMore).

In this taut Roaring Twenties crime novel, choked with colourful characters either actual and imagined, Lee Irby takes readers instantly into the actual middle of the period, bringing to existence all of the hot style—from the slang and the models to the odor of bath gin. useful of a spot at Elmore Leonard’s desk, 7,000 CLAMS is an tremendously pleasing story and an exceptional fiction debut.

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