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By James Carlos Blake

ISBN-10: 0060512474

ISBN-13: 9780060512477

ISBN-10: 0061369152

ISBN-13: 9780061369155

In 1928 New Orleans, eighteen-year-old Sonny LaSalle is a best prep scholar and champion beginner boxer -- and he venerates his fraternal dual uncles, greenback and Russell, armed robbers who love their career. Sonny secretly believes that he, too, is a common outlaw and persuades his uncles to take him on as a associate. but if a financial institution activity is going undesirable, Sonny is shipped to prison, the place he by chance kills a policeman who's the son of the main feared lawman in Louisiana, widely recognized as "John Bones." After 9 months within the notorious Angola penal complex, Sonny makes a harrowing get away and manages to reunite with greenback and Russell. The carefree trio head out for the boomtowns of west Texas, the place the cash flows as freely because the oil, unaware that vengeance follows shut in the back of, because the cool, calculating John Bones starts off a continuing crusade to seek down Sonny ... it doesn't matter what.

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By James Carlos Blake

ISBN-10: 0060512474

ISBN-13: 9780060512477

ISBN-10: 0061369152

ISBN-13: 9780061369155

In 1928 New Orleans, eighteen-year-old Sonny LaSalle is a best prep scholar and champion beginner boxer -- and he venerates his fraternal dual uncles, greenback and Russell, armed robbers who love their career. Sonny secretly believes that he, too, is a common outlaw and persuades his uncles to take him on as a associate. but if a financial institution activity is going undesirable, Sonny is shipped to prison, the place he by chance kills a policeman who's the son of the main feared lawman in Louisiana, widely recognized as "John Bones." After 9 months within the notorious Angola penal complex, Sonny makes a harrowing get away and manages to reunite with greenback and Russell. The carefree trio head out for the boomtowns of west Texas, the place the cash flows as freely because the oil, unaware that vengeance follows shut in the back of, because the cool, calculating John Bones starts off a continuing crusade to seek down Sonny ... it doesn't matter what.

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His ear looked like a bunch of red grapes. His jaw wasn’t broken but over the next few days he’d have a devil of a time eating. I’d jammed a couple of knuckles on my hand but at least it wasn’t broken. Most people have no idea how easily you can break your hand on somebody’s head. It’s why they invented boxing gloves. A WO R L D OF THIEVES 29 As we went out to formation some of the cons were grinning at me. “Ain’t this boy something,” one said. ” “Dempsey, hell,” said another. ” And from then on, Tunney’s what they called me.

Even if you had a boat or some kind of raft, you couldn’t make it halfway over without somebody spotting you and picking you off easy with a rifle. You could try going out by the front fence, of course—which had guard towers and dogs and no cover to hide in. It was a pipe dream to think you could escape that way. The one other thing you could try was running the levee. It wasn’t impossible to get around the guards at the south end of the prison by circling through the woods, and then all you had to do was make your way back to the levee and follow it for sixty miles or so down to Baton Rouge.

Russell said the jury didn’t look all that pleased with themselves for finding him guilty. The judge wasn’t entirely unsympathetic to Buck, either. Then again, the defendant did put a man in a coma, and there was some question as to whether the woman was his legal wife. So the judge gave him three years. Buck was taken to the state pen in Huntsville for processing, and a few days after that he was transferred to a road prison near Sugarland. O “I just came back to let you all know what happened and how things stand,” Russell said.

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