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Sucker Punched

(A book in the Irish Jimmy Gallagher series)
A Novella by

The first tough-looking fella said to me, "You must fight to the death."

Los Angeles in 1955 might have seemed like a safe place to walk your dog. Unless you happen to walk into a certain establishment at the wrong time.

Which is what Irish Jimmy Gallagher and his bulldog, Steve, do one fine day. Jimmy simply wants to drop off his shirt at the laundry of J. Wong, proprietor. But then a man with a chip on his shoulder comes in and picks a fight, which is not something one should do when there's a Gallagher in the room.

But how then does Jimmy lose his dog, get thrown in jail, and end up in the middle of Tong war? Even more important: how does he survive any of this?

Pulp fiction about boxing and boxers has a long history in American literature. The Irish Jimmy Gallagher series is written in that tradition.

James Scott Bell is the author of numerous bestsellers and books on writing. A third generation Angeleno, he continues to live and write in his home town.

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April 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Sucker Punched (An Irish Jimmy Gallagher Story)
Author(s): James Scott Bell
Publisher: Compendium Press
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