The Hardboiled Discussion Group reads The Savage Chase by Frederick Lorenz.
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THE SAVAGE CHASE: Everybody wants Stallings. Stallings is rich and when he gets drunk all he wants to do is gamble…and he always loses. So when a clever cabbie ends up with Stallings passed out in the back of his taxi, he takes him to a hotel room and trades the man to gambler Lee Mayo for some quick cash. Mayo has been carrying on with Stallings wife, but agrees to the exchange, and then tells her where he is. So they hustle over to the hotel, only to find that someone has already picked him up. Now the word is beginning to spread and fellow gambler Ernie Wiles becomes involved, a man much more ruthless than Mayo and determined to find Stallings first. They all want Stallings—what they don’t know is that Stallings is completely broke!