By Adrienne Giordano
Out of labor and down on her good fortune, Lucie Rizzo is pressured to do the single factor she’s lengthy avoided—move domestic to her nutty, mob-infested relatives. A stream that brings her again into the tempting hands of Frankie Falcone, the ex that by no means fails to make her center sit up straight and beg.
When Lucie parlays her transitority dog-walking gig right into a occupation making fancy puppy components, Frankie turns into her no 1 supporter. existence starts off to appear like a stroll within the park…until 3 of her bling-wearing consumers are dogjacked.
Despite support from the on-again, off-again Mr. Fix-It in her lifestyles, Lucie is thrown into an research that’s extra Goodfellas than strong doggie. one who might shatter her new existence and her moment probability at love
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Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The ﬁrst number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi can woman who sounds to be about eighty. She’s never heard of Dana Moreland. Jay leaves a note on Eddie Mae’s desk: they’ve got to ﬁnd the witness. He gets home late, after eight o’clock. Bernie is already in bed, snoring. She left a plate for him on the stove.
Charlie passes on a cross-exam. For his direct, he walks a sta pled stack of papers to the judge’s bench: the cop’s afﬁdavit and the original police report. The judge reads the pages in silence while they all wait. The court reporter checks a chipped nail. The bailiff looks at his watch. Out in the hallway, they can hear rubber soles squeaking on the linoleum and one side of an argu ment about who has the best catﬁsh plate, Delﬁna’s on Main or Guido’s. Finally, Judge Hicks looks up, looks right at Jay.
By now, he’s onto the hustle. “If I could just get a little money,” the guy starts. “I’ll pay you back, I swear. ” Jay stands and shows him to the door. The hooker is the only bright spot on the horizon. He tries a couple of phone numbers Ms. Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The ﬁrst number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi can woman who sounds to be about eighty.