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Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Friday, October 26, 2012

Golden Gate Gloves

Golden Gate Gloves (Fight Card)
By Jack Tunney (Robert Evans)
Price $2,99
Rating 5 Star

A beautiful girl, and loaded gloves brings T.N.T. to Fight Card!

The San Francisco docks in 1951. Conall O’Quinn is dock champion, but for some unknown reason his boss wants him to lose. They bring in the Union boss’s son to beat him, but when O’Quinn still wins against loaded gloves, he is accused of having the metal in his gloves and fired. He and his old friend, Benson leave, but they want to know why they were fired. Breaking into the warehouse that night, they discover a treasure map in the company safe, but someone sets fire to the warehouse and they have to get out. Now they are being blamed for the fire, and figure it’s too hot to stay in town. They follow the treasure map to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and a little town named Jamestown where the abandoned mine with the treasure is supposed to be. More trouble. An old man and his beautiful daughter, Maggie, own the mine. But the father has bet his boxer against another mine owner’s boxer, and may lose the mine. Things get even worse when the mob runs them down in Jamestown, and forces them back to San Francisco for a final match with the Union Boss’s son.

This is a busy story, but has some great boxing highlights. Although I was left a little confused why the warehouse was burned down, it was a good plot overall. These Fight Card novellas are filled with men and women strong on moral responsibilities, and though things may look pretty bad for the protagonists we know that good will always triumph over evil in the end.

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