GAMBLING: Florida Songbird

George Petemezas seemed to be a young man with promise. Born in Pittsburgh of Greek parents, dark-eyed, natty George joined the Army before Pearl Harbor, served honorably as an OSS agent in Yugoslavia.

But after the war, things didn't break too well for him—until he finally landed a job as a cop in Miami Beach. It seemed to be a job exactly suited for George's sharp-witted, broad-shouldered talents. After two years, he went up in the world, became a deputy sheriff and a right-hand man to the sheriff of Dade County (Miami).

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