The Skin Game ... and other Atlantic City Capers

The Skin Game ... and other Atlantic City Capers

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by Joseph Wilkins
     
 

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"It was the week before Christmas ... and time for the annual raid on Sonia's whorehouse."

"The Skin Game, and other Atlantic City capers" is the story of the days when Atlantic City hit bottom and bet its future on casinos -- a story that begins with a robbery in which gunmen order their victims to strip, then jam them into the men's room.

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"It was the week before Christmas ... and time for the annual raid on Sonia's whorehouse."

"The Skin Game, and other Atlantic City capers" is the story of the days when Atlantic City hit bottom and bet its future on casinos -- a story that begins with a robbery in which gunmen order their victims to strip, then jam them into the men's room.

Tim Donovan's first jury trial is the defense of one of the robbers, a 17 year prison veteran who teaches Donovan what the law professors didn't. He learns even more from hookers like nearsighted Mary, who couldn't spot a cop's shoes, and slow-thinking Cindy who wants Donovan to get her baby back.

Woven through the young lawyer's caseload are Atlantic City's civic hustlers, angling for the legalization of casinos even as the state police raid the judge's illegal slot machines at the fraternal lodge and the press breaks the story of a motorcycle cop who sold his police hog to state troopers in an undercover sting operation.

Written with fast-paced humor and underlying sympathy for the law's victims, Tim Donovan's clients and their problems make The Skin Game a book that gets you laughing ... and thinking.

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Editorial Reviews

Carol Plum-Ucci
5.0 out of 5 stars

Funniest guy I ever read!

Wilkins weaves in other characters with the timing of a pro. By the time he'd introduced Mary the near-sighted hooker, Cindy the goose egg wife of an even dumber pimp, the grandmother who kept changing her will to give her ugly ceramic turtle to a different relative, I'd been kicked out of my bed for laughing laughing too loudly while reading. I even tried to read holding my nose, but the whole bed was shaking, so my husband said.
Louis Toscano
The funniest cast of legal and illegal characters since Rumpole of the Bailey. Joe Wilkins knows Atlantic City like the back of his hand. His stories brim over with the antics of Atlantic City's hookers, politicians, cops ... and the occasional client who arrives on the back of a garbage truck."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012823540
Publisher:
Joseph T. Wilkins
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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