Mark is right on the money with his praise of The Jones Men,
one of the most underrated books of its kind: tough,
unsentimental, and nearly reportorial, unsurprising given the
author's background. An authentic, non-campy look at the
street-side 70s as well, and truly hardboiled. Highly
I first heard the term "wolf-tickets" used by my fellow
salesmen when I was a young man working the fast track retail
floors. Anytime someone was bullshitting you about something
they were said to be selling wolf-tickets. It comes from
scalpers selling counterfeit tickets outside of sporting and
concert events. When you find out later that you've been
taken (bitten), you realize that it's as if you walked into
granny's bedroom and discovered a wolf lying beneath her
comforter and wearing her threads.
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