COMING NEXT WEEK!
AGAINST THE ROPES
New York City
The boxing ring was the only world Terry Quinn had ever known. He'd entered the
hallowed halls of St. Vincent’s Home for Boys in New York City as a fighter and
left as a boxer. Years of training and honing his skills finally paid off as he
fought his way to the top. Only one more fight stood between Quinn and shot at
the heavyweight championship against Jack Dempsey. It was the glory he'd been waiting for all his
But things have never gone easy for Terry Quinn. As he starts training for the
biggest fight of his career, a crew of Tammany thugs and fix-it men tell him to
throw the fight or face dire consequences. Even before he has a chance to
consider their offer, those dire consequences come home to roost when one of
his long time corner men turns up dead.
The identity of the killer isn't in question. The only question is what is
Terry Quinn going to do about it.
Against The Ropes is a tough New York tale played out while the Roaring
Twenties roared their loudest. Crooked cops, Tammany hacks, has-beens, and even
the great Jack Johnson, all play a role in Quinn’s decision – is his quest for
justice worth his future, and possibly ... his life.
W.T. BALLARD—INTERVIEWED BY STEPHEN MERTZ
2 weeks ago