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There's nothing that Ox, a 6-foot, 4-inch 250- pound, former Marine and ex-cop can't handle, even in Jersey City's 10 square blocks of insanity known as the Barbary Coast.


But when a beauty named Angel walks into Ox's favorite haunt, Stumpy's a Go-Go, and asks for his help, he quickly finds himself caught up in a web of murder and intrigue that threatens to bring his world crashing down around him.

In this fast-paced, hard hitting noir novel set in the 1950's, Ox, his sidekick, the dwarf Stumpy, and his girlfriend Red, the hottest item on the Barbary Coast, take on the local mob leader Fat Tony and his Colombian drug connection, El Machete, in a desperate fight to save Angel’s life and clear his name.

Angel is the first in a series of Barbary Coast novels.

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