The Crossing

"The Crossing" tells of two Dutch girls in 1970 who come looking for work on the DFDS ferry- it is In North Shields they meet Mickey Boom Boom McCabe a local boxer who helps them find digs in Whitley Bay- one of the girls becomes romantically involved with Nigel Worthington a local business man and crook when she is working with her friend in the Rex Hotel as a receptionist. Worthington set up another boxer Jeff Decker when Jeff goes to collect a strange package he opens it to discover two kilo's of coke. He recuts the coke and sells it. Worthington finds out and Jeff ends up in hospital with a broken jaw and several ribs. Mickey McCabe rallies his boxing friends together where they mete out their kind of punishment- Mickey is forced to move to London and gets involved with the underworld after Worthington seeks revenge- Can Mickey fulfil his dream and become the welterweight champion of the world- in this story which will take you around the North East - London and Zaandam in Holland.


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It was four thirty when they returned to find Dani was out; she left a message on the door to tell Britta that she’d gone to lunch with Nigel and would be back around 7:00 p.m. “Do I make dinner for her or what asked Mickey as he set to work peeling some potatoes. He placed four fresh Atlantic red salmon fillets in silver foil with some dill and chopped Spanish onions and garlic. The parcels were wrapped up then placed into a bain-marie to steam. Mickey washed some broccoli and asparagus spears and set them in the steamer.

“I don’t think Dani will be joining us for dinner Mickey,

“I know since she got in with Nigel we don’t see a lot of her; I don’t know Britta, this guy seems too good to be true to me.’

“Stop being over critical Mickey, Britta is happy and isn’t that all that counts?’

“I’m sorry but I have met his kind before; I am street wise, Britta you are not.’ I don’t want to see Dani getting hurt that’s all.’

Britta came to where Mickey was standing and placed her arms around him before looking into his eyes. Dani is more street wise than you think; she can take care of herself; don’t worry Mickey.’

“I will make us a nice pot of tea whilst we wait for our dinner to cook.

“Okay,’ I will slip up and take a shower whilst you are doing that.’

“Don’t tell me that; or I will gate crash that shower and you will be doing something you shouldn’t.’

Mickey smiled then ran from the kitchen to his flat he let himself in then was getting his toilet bag from his bedroom when he heard the phone in the passage.

He dropped the toilet bag onto the bed then ran down stairs to answer it.

“Hello Mickey McCabe speaking.;

The voice on the other end spoke in urgency; Mickey, its Jeff he got beat up real bad mate; he’s in Preston Hospital.

“What happened? Look it doesn’t matter; I will meet you in the hospital in twenty minutes.’

Mickey hung up he raced up stairs and changed his shirt then headed down stairs.

He explained to Britta what had happened.

“I will come with you; No,’ you are best off staying here; I won’t be long.’

Mickey ran out to his car and drove to the hospital.

Billy Wilson met him outside and filled him in on how Jeff had been beaten.

“Shit cursed Mickey; how did he get involved with drugs?

“You know how easy it is Mickey to get sucked into the drugs world.

Some easy money can be made from selling it.’

“Who the hell is he working for?

“Look’s like Nigel Worthington’s work.’

“Who did you say asked Mickey?

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