- Publisher: Arbor House Pub Co (1 November 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1557100195
- ISBN-13: 978-1557100191
- Package Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.3 x 3.6 cm
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Under the Boardwalk Hardcover – Import, 1 Nov 1988
Mass Market Paperback, Import
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Louis Monroe, a local boy, has just signed on with the Atlantic City (New Jersey) police department. He soon learns that the police force is corrupt from top to bottom. The author echoes this state of moral and spiritual decay in describing Atlantic City: an appalling landscape of urban blight and social decay, "streets offering views of hideous poverty. . . . broken streets, . . . sagging guesthouses, corroding row houses, boarded-up stores, and dark tenements lit by flickering TV sets."
Into this morass steps rookie Louis Monroe. He is the good guy, the genuine article. He is honest; he has integrity. He wants to enforce the law, protect the weak and administer justice. How he pursues this ideal while surrounded by menacing bad guys--slick lawyer goodfellas, ruthless politicians on the take, thugs and rapists with badges--will keep you on the edge of your seat.
As of the day of this writing, yet another Casino--the Trump Taj Mahal--has shuttered its doors. I can't think of a better way to vicariously enjoy the downward spiraling sleaze that is A.C., than to shuffle the pages of this story, as told by a thoughtful, informed, and compassionate author like Bill Kent.