The Jersey Bounce

by Monk Rose



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/19/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9780759632691
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9780759632684

About the Book

John Joseph Esterly, aka Joe Easter, is a worn out ex-cop who works the security detail at an Atlantic City casino. There he encounters Myra Manning, aka Eunice Beautemps, an escaped fugitive from the law and a resourceful and violent thief who humiliates him in her efforts to remain at large. He tracks her single-mindedly as she shifts identities and entangles innocent dupes in her corrupt scams. She is sharp-tongued and ruthless; he is deadpan and dogged. Cautious adversaries until they are driven to raw confrontation, they then clash violently. In a double-twist climax, justice emerges as the fur flies, and vengeance is done from an unforeseen blind side. THE JERSEY BOUNCE is a story of perseverance and the uses of revenge. It is a backdoor look at the harsh light and shrill workings of today's casino fantasy.

About the Author

Monk Rose has been a boxer, shopkeeper, school teacher, clinical director (psychology), free-lance writer, and professional musician. He has written for journals and magazines, and his fiction and poetry have previously been published. He lives in Florida with his wife, Roslyn, where he is presently at work on his 19th book.