It's three thousand miles from the fields of glory, where Henry "Hank" Thompson once played California baseball, to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where the tenements are old, the rents are high, and the drunks are dirty. But now Hank is here, working as a bartender and taking care of a cat named Bud who is surely going to get him killed. It begins when Hank's neighbor Russ has to leave town in a rush and hands over Bud in a carrier. But it isn't until two Russians in tracksuits drag Hank over the bar at the joint where he works and beat him to a pulp that he starts to get the idea: someone wants something from him. He just doesn't know what it is, where it is, or how to make them understand he doesn't have it.
- 162.6 x 182.9 x 38.1mm | 294.84g
- 01 Jun 2005
- Blackstone Audiobooks
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