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By Charlie Huston

ISBN-10: 0345464788

ISBN-13: 9780345464781

It’s 3 thousand miles from the golf green fields of glory, the place Henry “call me Hank” Thompson as soon as performed California baseball, to the decrease East part of ny, the place the tenements are previous, the rents are excessive, and the drunks are soiled. yet now Hank is right here, operating as a bartender and taking good care of a cat named Bud who's definitely going to get him killed.

It starts off whilst Hank’s neighbor, Russ, has to depart city in a hurry and palms over Bud in a provider. however it isn’t till Russians in tracksuits drag Hank over the bar on the joint the place he works and beat him to a pulp that he begins to get the assumption: anyone desires anything from him. He simply doesn’t be aware of what it truly is, the place it really is, or the right way to lead them to comprehend he doesn’t have it.

Within twenty-four hours Hank is working over rooftops, swinging his previous aluminum bat for the candy spot of a guy’s head, taking part in conceal and search with the NYPD, driving the subway with a lifeless guy at his facet, and counting a lot of money on a concrete floor.

All as a result of cowboys, Russian mafia males, and a few of the most unearthly goons ever assembled in a single position. All as a result of Bud. All simply because as soon as, in one other existence, in one other international, the one factor Hank sought after used to be to take 3rd base—without getting caught.

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