NEW YORK: How to Meet Better People

Frankie Costello is an underworldling with a difference: he has more money than most bank presidents and he never seems to be around when any rough stuff is going on. This enables him to maintain a snug Manhattan apartment and a big house in the Long Island countryside, to contribute to worthy causes, and to control as many Tammany politicians as he finds convenient.

No man outside the know really knows just how many gambling joints in Florida and Nevada, how many slot machines in Louisiana, how many bookie joints and policy rackets in New York and New Jersey Frankie Costello*...

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