By Deon Meyer
"I'll shoot one policeman on a daily basis, till you arrest the assassin of Hanneke Sloet," says the email to the South African Police providers. after which the sniper turns probability into reality.
Bennie Griessel has to reopen the Sloet file. The case is forty days outdated, the path has long gone chilly. No purpose, no leads, only a set of nude photos, a truly complex enterprise transaction, and vast strain from the brass, the media, and the relentless, unfathomable sniper. and during all of it, Griessel has to maintain his love curiosity, the alcoholic, former making a song sensation Alexa Barnard, sober for her comeback live performance, deal with his daughter's neanderthal boyfriend, his son's shenanigans, and his new partner's idiosyncrasies--and attempt to tame his personal all-consuming lust for the soothing powers of the bottle. Seven days of hell.
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Anthony was made to get in one. He was kicked in the ass as he stepped up to get in. Most all those arrested, not surprisingly, were the Italians. Anthony was booked at the Seventy-eighth Precinct on Sixth Avenue. His father was called. The senior Casso soon appeared at the precinct, as always dressed impeccably in a suit and tie, now all grim-faced. He confronted his son. “I warned you. I told you. ” Anthony, of course, had no answer. He was arrested for the first time. It would be, to Michael Casso’s dismay, the first of numerous arrests to come.
He was polite and somewhat shy, a gentleman, never loud or a braggart, which further drew the opposite sex to him. Anthony now had his own car, a 1958 black Chevy convertible, which he proudly tooled around the neighborhood in. 32, easy to conceal and deadly at close range. For Anthony, the gun was the ultimate arbitrator; by having a gun with him, he knew he could readily control who lived and who died. With two swift movements, he could kill an enemy . . pull the gun out, pull the trigger. By now, he was a bona fide crack shot.
Casso soon managed to secure another no-show job, this one with interesting fringe benefits. A Genovese family “friend,” Ray Muscarella, was the manager of Tony Bennett. Bennett was hot in 1959. Money was rolling in from both personal appearances and popular recordings. The Genovese family had their sharp talons in him. The few hundred dollars Casso received from all the money Bennett was generating was a drop in the bucket. Not only did Anthony get a check for $250 every week, but he could sign for meals at Monty’s Bar and Restaurant on Carroll Street .
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