Wednesday, 11 May 2016

PLAY IT COOL - JACK GERSTINE

WILD DAYS AND NIGHTS OF A YOUNG HOOD


ACE BOOKS D-337
FIRST PRINTING 1959
NEW YORK, USA

DELINQUENCY'S ONE-WAY STREET

The teeming streets of Brooklyn were a battleground for fifteen-year old Joey Vanne. A bright, personable kid, he might have gone far once, but he was already marked a "Juvenile Delinquent."
It all began when Joey learned that being handy with his fists made him a Big Shot with his gang and with the girls who hung around his cellar club. At times Joey dreamed of getting out of the rat race-until the day a raped girl's father went after him with a butcher knife. Joey was not guilty of the rape. But the police were also looking for him and the only thing that might save him now was the zip gun hidden in his jacket.
You've read about boys like Joey Vanne-good kids gone wrong. But never before has there been such a blazingly real story-one that is utterly true to life-about today's teen-agers on the prowl.

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