In the 1960s neighborhoods in Boston were in the grip of Irish and Italian gangs.
Willie Shine was a young gambler with an ambitious proposal to open a club. Permission from gangster boss Jack Ross was needed. Willie’s business partner was living with Ross’s daughter. What could go wrong?
Club Cargo became the in-place to be in Boston until it was attacked in a drive-by shooting. Who was to blame? Who would benefit? Willie was left without knowing who or why as he followed a trail of deception to an unexpected showdown.
An insight into the world of gangsters, gambling, trust, deception and revenge, written with the slang, the music, and the values of the era.
Jack Kregas was born in New England in the north east of the United States. After a stint in the US Army, he was discharged in Europe and the next forty years were spent skiing and living life to the max as well as creating several successful businesses.
Winters in the Alps and summers windsurfing on Maui, Jack departed Switzerland for Maui full time with his Australian wife and small daughter. After five years he moved the family to Australia and became an Australian Citizen.
Jack now lives in Brisbane and is retired, writing full-time after his very successful autobiography, It’s All About Me and a few others. He plays golf and travels to participate in poker tournaments or promote his books. After three books of short stories, his first novel in two years, CLUB CARGO, is out in late June.