By Lawrence Block, Donald E. Westlake
A prostitute and an AWOL air strength cadet fall in love and take a look at to construct a brand new lifestyles in long island City—but they'll flip opposed to one another while one other guy enters the image It began innocently sufficient. Disowned through her God-fearing mom and dad, Honour Mercy Bane takes up a brand new name—Honey—and a brand new career as a prostitute. After simply weeks' paintings she falls for Richie, a thin little virgin who's long gone AWOL from air strength education and seeking out a spot to conceal. Honey takes him to long island urban, the place a $20 trick attracts $200 and the city's energy gamers cross gaga for a Southern belle. It's now not lengthy ahead of one other john comes to a decision he loves her, the 2 males who by no means minded Honey's paintings turn into competitors, and her friendly little existence collapses in a typhoon of substances, violence, and murderous lust. This booklet good points an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen records from his own assortment, and a brand new afterword written by means of the author.
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A Girl Called Honey by Lawrence Block, Donald E. Westlake