Gamblers Don't Win - W. T. Ballard - ebook

Gamblers Don't Win ebook

W. T. Ballard

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Lennox takes on a gang of race-fixing gamesters. Horse racing has returned to Los Angeles, and the bright lights of Hollywood are flocking to the track. When a General-Consolidated studio executive buys an interest in a prime nag, studio troubleshooter Bill Lennox makes a point of keeping an eye on the horse. He smells a rat during the first race; the jockey rides the horse softly, finishing near the bottom of the pack. That night, Lennox gives the man a simple warning: Either ride the studio horses honest, or don't ride them at all. The jockey is terrified - not of Lennox, but of the gamblers who paid him to throw the race. He tries to stand up to them, but it's no more than a few hours before his newfound nerve gets him killed. Lennox has to clean up the track before more innocents die - in a race against corruption that is sure to come down to a photo finish. Featuring an introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch.

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Contents

Cover

About the Book

About the Author

Title Page

Copyright Page

Introduction

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About the Book

Lennox takes on a gang of race-fixing gamesters.

Horse racing has returned to Los Angeles, and the bright lights of Hollywood are flocking to the track. When a General-Consolidated studio executive buys an interest in a prime nag, studio troubleshooter Bill Lennox makes a point of keeping an eye on the horse. He smells a rat during the first race; the jockey rides the horse softly, finishing near the bottom of the pack. That night, Lennox gives the man a simple warning: Either ride the studio horses honest, or don’t ride them at all.

The jockey is terrified - not of Lennox, but of the gamblers who paid him to throw the race. He tries to stand up to them, but it’s no more than a few hours before his newfound nerve gets him killed. Lennox has to clean up the track before more innocents die - in a race against corruption that is sure to come down to a photo finish.

Featuring an introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch.

About the Author

W. T. Ballard (1903–1980) was a tremendously prolific author of pulp fiction and screenplays. His best-known character was Bill Lennox, a motion picture troubleshooter with a knack for getting into trouble, who appeared in dozens of short stories and five novels, including Say Yes to Murder (1942) and Dealing Out Death (1948).

Gamblers Don’t Win

W. T. Ballard

 

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Willis Todhunter Ballard (1903–1980) is the creator of one of Black Mask Magazine’s most popular series characters, Bill Lennox, the original Hollywood trouble-shooter.

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