By Bob Garfield
Jack Schiavone desires to rebuild his existence after an embezzlement scandal observed him drummed out of his high-paying advertisements activity. So he’s reinvented himself as “Mr. Mattress,” a bedding franchisee in Ebbets seashore, Brooklyn. working a bed shop is a great, quiet life—until Jack will get sucked right into a simmering mob struggle that pits an bold Russian crime boss opposed to a softening Italian don.
Soon everyone seems to be “going to the mattresses.”
Jack falls for the don’s lovely black-sheep daughter, a felony relief lawyer, making him the objective of a jealous clever guy/lounge singer who’s fixated on her too. And his new shop manager—the don’s mild, stamp gathering, cottage cheese–eating former consigliere—proves pretty much as good at promoting mattresses as he used to be at cooking the books for the mob. Then the Russians wear a exhibit of strength, and the don’s in simple terms recourse is to name on the world’s worst hit guy: a mild-mannered chiropractor with an cutting edge killing method.
When the smoke clears, who may be the don of Ebbets seashore?
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 TODAY IN SURVIVAL HISTORY On this day in 1919, a tank at the Purity Distilling Company in Boston burst, flash-flooding streets and buildings with more than two million gallons of molasses. The accident occurred while the distillery made a final batch of alcohol before Prohibition took effect. The tank acted like a missile, hitting and collapsing the tracks of an elevated train. An engineer saved the lives of his passengers by reversing his train before it reached the damaged tracks.
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Bedfellows by Bob Garfield