Reese Waters is headstrong, principled, and a bit naive. The former bus driver and now ex-con merely wants to do the right thing by prison buddy Peter Rizzo. He just doesn’t expect the right thing to entail $50,000 in cash, a funeral, the mean-spirited schemes of Rizzo’s congenitally greedy ex-wife, confrontations with Mafia consigliere Jimmy Valentine, two hit men, a Nation of Islam splinter group, and the homicide investigation of two New York police detectives. Reese is barely a day out of Fishkill Penitentiary before his world is spinning crazily out of control because everybody’s after the money, which is all at once a divorce settlement, an unhonored debt, a ransom demand, a shakedown, a killer’s fee, and a mere fifty g’s. With dynamite dialogue, high-octane action, and hardboiled humor, what author Charlie Stella’s cheapskates will do for the money gets as wild as the ride of a runaway bus loose on Second Avenue.
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About the Author
I am the author of 8 hardboiled crime novels, plays and one screenplay. I am long familiar with the streets of New York, organized crime and the characters that inhabit it. My novels all deal with organized crime, a fictitious crime family and many characters appear in several of my books. In July 2012, Rough Riders will be published by Stark House Press. Rough Riders is a sequel to my first two books, Eddie's World & Jimmy Bench-Press (both available on Nook).
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If you haven't read Charlie Stella, you're missing out on one of the best crime novelists currently working. CHEAPSKATES doesn't disappoint. Buy it. Read it and tell your friends. They'll thank you.