Sixth crime novel by inmate author Johnson. Kansas City hit man just out of prison takes on job for reformed Chicago mob boss.
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1971. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st Edition. New York. 1971. Harper & Row. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 15. 177 pages. June 1971. hardcover. Jacket design by Peter McKenzie. 0060122129. keywords:. inventory # 22943. FROM THE PUBLISHER - They called him Judas. He killed people for a living. He was a gun for the Mafia, or the Mafiosi, or Costra Nostra,or the Brotherhood - call it anything you like, it was an organization that found an internal assassin useful, and Judas was useful. His real name was Jericho Jones, and Kansas City was his hometown. He’d been in prison. Now he had served his five-year term and he was just out free. And Candoli wanted to see him at once. If you read the newspapers you know that Candoli was the ‘reformed’ racket boss in Chicago, a man who got a lot of good publicity from the press by his acts of charity, a man who got a cut of every piece of crime profit squeezed from the city. But, lately - the word was around - Candoli was slipping; there were internal family troubles. And Candoli was a sick man, Judas saw that at once, when they met in the old man’s Chicago apartment. Candoli offered Judas a job. ‘I want you on this job,’ he said, ‘because you’ve proved you can be trusted and you work alone.’ Judas said, ‘Maybe I’m not ready to carry a gun for you. Maybe I’m not going to carry one at all anymore, Right now I want to eat a decent meal, sleep with a woman, and get drunk.’ But Candoli got his way. He usually did. Judas wound up in Kansas City, trying to find out about Johnny-Candoli’s son and heir. It was a rough search-rough and deadly dangerous. There were a lot of people in Kansas City who didn’t want Judas to find out anything, not about Johnny, and not too much about Peggy Allen-who’d been the old man’s property before she attracted his son’s attention. Or about the other girls, and the men around them-dying men, deadly men, and dead men. E. RICHARD JOHNSON has won himself a host of readers across the country and around the world. This powerful story should win him many more. . Bookseller Inventory # 22943
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. Sixth crime novel by inmate author Johnson. Kansas City hitman just out of prison takes on job for reformed Chicago mob boss. Fine in near fine dustjacket with small stain at spine gutter. Bookseller Inventory # 4171
Book Description Harper & Row, New YorK, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Edition (stated), 1971; hardcover in fine condition wrapped in mylar protected dust jacket in fine condition. Book is square and tight, with NO bumped corners. Interior of book is clean and unmarked. The dust jacket has NO tears, chips or creases and is NOT price clipped. A Harper Novel of suspense. Bookseller Inventory # 100522