They all seemed associated with an unyielding tie, and I couldn't quite understand it. I had his wife, or as much of her as I could get under the circumstances. In some way, she could work things out and we could eventually marry. It wasn't as though it was the end of the world or anything like that. There was always tomorrow. And tomorrow would be better.
I had another drink.
The drinks hadn't helped.
I wanted her so much, and there was this guy George standing in my way. He was nothing but a big fat slob with sugar in his blood. She didn't love him. She had never loved him."
Mac Osmund is a man torn between what's right, and what's in his heart. Set in the Catskills in 1958, this is another scorcher from Orrie Hitt, author of the sizzlers "Dirt Farm," "The Love Season," "As Bad As They Come," and countless others.