Bedfellows

By Bob Garfield

Jack Schiavone desires to rebuild his existence after an embezzlement scandal observed him drummed out of his high-paying ads task. So he’s reinvented himself as “Mr. Mattress,” a bedding franchisee in Ebbets seashore, Brooklyn. operating a bed shop is a great, quiet life—until Jack will get sucked right into a simmering mob conflict that pits an bold Russian crime boss opposed to a softening Italian don.

Soon everyone seems to be “going to the mattresses.”

Jack falls for the don’s beautiful black-sheep daughter, a felony reduction lawyer, making him the objective of a jealous clever guy/lounge singer who’s fixated on her too. And his new shop manager—the don’s light, stamp accumulating, cottage cheese–eating former consigliere—proves pretty much as good at promoting mattresses as he used to be at cooking the books for the mob. Then the Russians wear a express of strength, and the don’s in basic terms recourse is to name on the world’s worst hit guy: a mild-mannered chiropractor with an cutting edge killing approach.

When the smoke clears, who often is the don of Ebbets Beach?

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