Ten slices from the life of Bobby Gold; by night, the security chief of a mobbed-up New York City nightclub, by day, a reluctant bonebreaker and enforcer for Eddie Fish - his old college roommate, and best friend. Emerging from the "gladiator school" environment of an upstate prison with an imposing physique and a reputation for skilled brutality, Bobby's a lonely, guilt-ridden child inside a hulking body.
He views the grim work of coercion, assault and even murder as jobs to be done with a craftsman's work ethic and with a minimum of force.
However, the technician's pride in a job done well is failing him, his friend and protector Eddie is getting flakier and flakier and worst of all, he's falling in love with Nicole, a reckless and self-destructive female line-cook who"s been around the block a few times.
Following on from his two superb novels, Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, Anthony Bourdain has produced another stunning book of crime fiction.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 126 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/09/2002
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781841953274