On the Ropes by Tom Schreck
(A Duffy Dombrowski Mystery)

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A ghetto social worker, moonlighting as a heavyweight fighter, Duffy Dombrowski, knows the street, the ring and the meanness this world can throw in relentless combinations. He has his code, he’s got Elvis and now he’s got his own reason to live—to find the kidnapped daughter of the helpless murdered woman from his caseload.

Sure, they’re from the ‘hood and no one’s supposed to care which is just why Duff has taken on this fight. Get in his corner and travel the seamy rode to crack addiction, modern day white slavery and the depravity of real life internet porn.

With Al the rescued basset hound riding shotgun, more than a few empties of Schlitz and the real life of a real man who just happens to care, On The Ropes, gets you off the stool, out of your corner and into a nasty street fight. There’s no doubt that this one’s going the distance.

Check out this interview with Tom Schreck who gives us a behind the scenes look into the Duffy Dombrowski series!


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Tom Schreck's debut novel is based on his experience as a former director of an inner city drug clinic and a professional boxing judge. Officiating fights at Madison Square Garden and elsewhere, he has appeared on HBO, Showtime, and ESPN. Schreck also writes a boxing column for Fightnews.com and has contributed to The Business Review, Professional Counselor, and Cat-fancy. He lives in New York.
Published December 31, 2012 by IGLA. 337 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Duffy is a caseworker at Jewish Unified Services in Crawford, N.Y., a small city 50 miles north of the Big Apple.

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Duffy's boss was also making his life difficult because even though Duffy was good with his clients he was very bad at paperwork.

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The book begins with Duffy receiving a phone call from his police friend, Officer Kelly, to help him try to calm a crack addicted, schizophrence prostitute named Walanda that he is trying to arrest.

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