Betsy Nagel, a former Ziegfeld Follies girl, hasn’t left her house in Corona, Queens in forty years, not since the love of her life tragically died. Fast forward to the 1960s and Joey Boy, one of Red Fortunato’s men, enters her life with gunshot wounds.
Red, intrigued by the “old doll” for years, is anxious to meet her and reward her for helping one of his men. He not only persuades Betsy to leave her house, but he convinces her to pick up her career where she left off—he wants to make her a star through his company on the west coast, Starlight Productions.
Meanwhile, Red has other worries in the form of a contract placed on him by the Irish faction of the Cleveland mob for his refusal to allow his prize fighter, Swifty Card, to lose his upcoming championship fight. Not only does Red have himself to worry about, but his wife, the beautiful actress Iris Lange, as well as Swifty, and the men close to Red, while this “problem” pursues him from coast to coast.
Can Red resurrect the old doll’s life while trying to save his own? Or will his luck run out making him unable to dodge the bullets from this latest enemy?
The Old Doll by Joe Corso (Starlight Club #13)
English | 2021 | Mystery & Thriller | ePUB | 402 KB