Paul Malik the handsome Arab, inherited the laundry business from his father who came to live in England in 1948 and started life in Liverpool, He buys his first shop with six old washing machines when he moves to the Arab and Jewish community in Benwell in Newcastle. He notices how the community struggle to wash clothes by hand and sets about opening a laundrette. Des Baldwin, the racial bigot does not like Paul or any other black man or woman for that matter. He works in a garage on waterville road and does fiddle work on the side. There is a knock on his door one evening and a bony faced man in a suit asks if he will repair a friends car. the 1968 Jaguar belongs to Darren Ingles a notorious gangster from the West End of Newcastle. The car has been used in a robbery and has been damaged. Read how Des' gets involved with the mob. The story is set in 1971 and will take you to Manchester, and Tenerife and the Canary islands. This is a story of drug trafficking, Dealing and murder.


33. 33

Again the two students organised games for the children with small prizes just so their parents would buy drinks and food. It was nearly twelve o’clock when Ray and the others left. Ray ordered them a cab and they followed him in his car.

Everyone stopped to look at the Lamborghini as it went past them.

It was a beautiful car and the engine purred like a sleeping tiger.

The streets were now full of drunken revellers either going back to their hotels or going to find a nightclub.

The beaches had only the odd couple walking along its edge as the moon cast a silvery glow upon the water. Young lovers kissed and held hands as they walked along without a care in the world. For some it would be a night of expectation as many young lads were on the lookout for young women. By twelve thirty most of the bars were closing and it was only the bigger clubs that would stay open until three in the morning.’

Ray parked his car in his own parking bay then got out he went to join his guests as they made their way to the entrance of the “Aces and Kings” Inside it was very plush with marble floors and mosaic art upon the walls. They were greeted by the manager who welcomed Ray and his guests. Ray ordered them bourbon then led them around the casino that was full of high rollers.

  These people were hardened gamblers who spent thousands of pounds every evening. Some went away richer than what they had came but other lost vast sums of money. But one thing was certain they would all be back tomorrow to chance their luck again.’ Ray went to the chip changer and brought out a rack of chips worth about two thousand pounds. He gave it to Barry and told him to share it with his friends and wished them good fortune.’

They went to the roulette table where the minimum bet was ten pounds sterling.’

They sat at the table and placed their bets. Barry and the rest were spread betting

And it paid off as they doubled the money they came with within half an hour. They moved on with their drinks they had been given free and tried their luck on the black jack table. They all played it safe not gambling on the turn of another card and again they were winning. Each had about twelve hundred in chips now and they cashed them in and got some coins for the bandits; Rob Mason won on the first coin he put in and he carried on playing they rest lost about a hundred pounds apiece as they fed the machines winning twenty pounds then losing it again. They moved to another line of bandit machines Barry had told then to keep a grand each so they could go back on the roulette tables again Barry stuck a coin in the slot and pulled the big lever the wheels went around and then stopped. All the reels had a seven on them and the money began to drop into the slot below.’

Barry looked up at how much he had won and it was ten grand. Just like that on one spin of the bandit. He came off and placed the bucket of coins next to where Rob was playing.’

Was that you who won; I saw the flashing lights and heard the coins dropping.’

“I just won ten grand.’

“I’m down to my last fifty quid that I won earlier but on his second last turn he won again.

“How much you won this time?’

“Five grand.

Mickey, Brian hadn’t won anything on the bandits and was moaning.’

“Come on lets cash these in and then hit the roulette tables again.’

Right we double up on the spread bets okay.’

32 red, number 11 black, 26 Red, and Green 0.

Join MovellasFind out what all the buzz is about. Join now to start sharing your creativity and passion
Loading ...