If that wasn’t enough, Jim follows them up to Wild’s place, called the Zoo and meets her rich friends. Jim then challenges Buddy again and gets the brunt of Buddy’s knuckles. Buddy leaves to get his car fixed and that’s when Wild makes a proposal to Jim. She wants him to act as her boyfriend and to meet her father, Big Red Kearny. Unbeknownst to her Big Red wants to her get married immediately and all hell broke loose when Big Red realizes that Buddy was his daughter’s boyfriend and not Jim. But Jim is on a mission to make Wild his girl and the only way to do that would be to get Buddy out of the way.Things then went all kinds of left: Wild’s friend, Pen Brooks is in love with Buddy, but engaged to Pete Barrow, Pen is killed with a pair of scissors, Jim is accused of murder, then there’s drug smuggling ring, alibis and more lies. This was definitely a roller coaster ride and I enjoyed every minute of the description, dialogue and romantic entanglements.
Great read! Two thumbs up!My favorite lines:
“I’m Jim Work,” I told the police. ‘Wild Kearny is in the cabin of a boat at the end of the Fishermen’s Wharf, bound and gagged. Better hurry.”
They hustled me into the back of a squad car and sirened down the black and out of the end of the wharf.’
Quite a weekend for you, Work,” said the policeman next to me in the back of the car. “Kill a girl. Kill a guy. Escape from jail. Almost beat a man to death in front of his mother. Shoot another man.”
It’s been quite a weekend,” I agreed.
What a character!”
Rating: 5 stars