2. City of Devils by Paul French
In this noirish yarn, the author documents the rise, and ultimate fall, of two enterprising Shanghai outlaws in the 1930s: Jack Riley and Joe Farren. Riley, an American, escapes prison in Oklahoma and flees to the East, where he becomes the slots king of Shanghai. Meanwhile, Farren, a former taxi driver from Vienna, builds a casino and nightclub empire. The men strike up a partnership—but it doesn’t take long to unravel. The authorities step in to stop their feuding gangs, but not before there’s plenty of bloodshed.
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