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79 Park Avenue by Harold Robbins

79 Park Avenue (1955)

by Harold Robbins

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Good storytelling. Robbins draws an interesting picture of the underprivileged and the crime syndicates of New York.
Marianne Flood runs a modeling agency as a front for a prostitution operation. She is on trial and the person prosecuting her is a man she loved.
Before the trial is resolved we learn their story and how they ended up on opposite sides of the law. ( )
1 vote moukayedr | Feb 14, 2010 |
This is Harold Robbins at his all time best. This book holds up even today and proves that Robbins is a master storyteller. ( )
  kjharrison | May 12, 2007 |
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Behind this memorable story of the turning point in the lives of two lovers, one risen from the gutter and the other unashamedly drifting towards it, lies the ugly background of the seamy side of New York life. A harrowing story of the love of two people trying to bridge the gap between law and the underworld, whilst under the shadow of prostitution.… (more)

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