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Saratoga Longshot by Stephen Dobyns
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Saratoga Longshot

by Stephen Dobyns

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Almost as part of a mid-life crisis, an upstate New York cop gets into serious danger hunting the son of a high school girl friend. A girl that reminds him of that girl friend tries to seduce him, but she is involved with the bad guys. Fun bit with some drinking with the building super where the son had an apartment. Rather confused and violent (including some humorous snipers) ending. ( )
  Darrol | Nov 12, 2010 |
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"You don't want to stay down here steaming like a clam.  We can clear out, go up to Saratoga for the races.  That's where I'm heading for.  I wouldn't be here this long if it wasn't for you.  You got me roped and tied, seems like."

"Saratoga? Is that a nice place?"

"July and August there's nothing like it in the whole country.  Races every day, gambling, millionaires and pickpockets and sporting people and respectable family folks and politicians and famous theater actors and actresses, you'll find them all at Saratoga."

Edna Ferber
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Charlie Bradshaw is spending his 41st birthday in New York, trying to track down Sam, the son of his great high school love. Sam has gotten himself involved in a big-time drug deal, and everyone -- from Sam to the New York cop on the case -- wishes Charlie would go back to Saratoga to do his sleuthing.

But a combination of stubbornness and savvy -- to say nothing of Sam's enticing girlfriend -- keeps the small-town cop deep in the Big City mystery.

"Murder and mayhem in an unusually inviting climate." (The New York Times)

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