Shooting Dr. Jack by Norman Green

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Violence is no stranger to Brooklyn's Troutman Street, a place where whores, junkies, businesses, cars, and dreams go to die. But here, in a junkyard on Troutman Street, three men search for redemption.

Stoney wakes up with a hangover every morning. He loves his family, but they're terrified of him. One more DWI and he'll do time that he can't afford. His partner Tommy would run their "business" right into the ground -- or make them a fortune; no way to tell which.

Tommy Roselli, a.ka. "Fat Tommy," a.ka. "Tommy Bagadonuts" knows the best restaurants in New York and how much to tip the maître d' in each one. He knows who to call if he really wants you sleeping with the fishes. If you met Tommy, you'd remember him. But he'd remember you, your phone number, your wife's name, and what his chances with her are.

Tuco has a gift, one that will come in handy for Stoney and Tommy when people start dying on Troutman Street. But as he learns to use it -- struggling to walk the line between family, friends, and the law -- he almost forgets the first rule of Troutman Street: Watch your back.

 

About Norman Green

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Norman Green reports this about himself: "I have always been careful, as Mark Twain advised, not to let schooling interfere with my education. Too careful, maybe. I have been, at various times, a truck driver, a construction worker, a project engineer, a factory rep, and a plant engineer, but never, until now, a writer." He lives in Emerson, New Jersey, with his wife, and is hard at work on his second novel.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 308 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Just as the hooker is looking forward only as far as her next fix of “Dr. Jack,” the drug that’s given her seller-pimp the same reputation as famed suicide enabler Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Stoney and Tommy seem to have nothing better to do than mark time and hire futile protectors as whoever killed th...

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a street of failures.'' When the novel opens, Tuco discovers two dead teenagers in the lot and then learns that the company's accountant has been found dead of gunshot wounds in a Bronx motel.

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If nothing concentrates the mind like an imminent hanging, then second place may well be the looming presence of a couple of South American hit men, who in this self-assured debut have their eyes on the Troutman Street junkyard of Fat Tommy Rosselli, a.k.a.

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Stoney and his associate, Tommy "Bagadonuts," run such a business, a firm in the business of importing and exporting, one which files its forms and pays its taxes and to all appearances operates within the letter of the law, except for an occasional and extremely profitable deviation.

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