Teen-Age Violence - and Adult Vice
SECOND PRINTING WITH THIS TITLE AND NEW COVER ART
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AVON IN 1955 AS "LIFE AND DEATH OF A TOUGH GUY"
NEW YORK, USA
Out of the slum back alleys and the violent sandlots of Hell's Kitchen came young Joey Case-
an ordinary, decent kid who might have been your neighbor's son one year...suddenly turned vicious mobster, "lady's man," and brutal killer the next.
With unflinching honesty, yet depth and compassion as well, one of the truly big writers about the New York underworld tells his story-as timely and terrifying as tomorrow's headlines-the story of a kid who made murder his chosen career.
"THE BEST ACCOUNT YET IN THE FORM OF A NOVEL OF A DEBASING PHASE OF OUR HISTORY..."