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.


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Billy took out his wallet with a twenty pound note in it. He had nothing left other than a few quid from the punters.’

Billy let Nobby break off having watched him break off before and he never potted a ball. Billy potted four striped balls then deliberately missed another.

“I think you have left me an easy one here banjo man said Nobby cockily as he went around the table potting five balls that a six year old could have knocked in. then he missed and Billy had to miss and make it look good.’

Three cushions and in the bottom pocket I think.’

“In your dreams mate.’

Billy looked at the shot then at the kid in the grey hoodie; it’s a tough shot he exclaimed but a game winner if I can make it.’

“If you make that shot I will drop my kegs and run through the bar wi me arse hangin’ oot.’

Billy chalked his cue knowing that he could make the shot but he had to miss it in order to get the information that he wanted.’

He imparted some reverse side on the white which when it stuck the stripe it would send it in the direction of the pocket and then the side would kick in and the ball would veer off. Billy got down on the shot then aimed the tip of his cue to the left of the cue ball then drew his cue back a few times and then stuck the cue ball. The ball hit the side cushion, top cushion, and other side before making its way towards the bottom pocket.

“Get your pants down Nobby he’s gonna pot it shouted one of the gang members.’

It got within six inches of the pocket when the side kicked in and the ball hit the jaws of the pocket then came out again.’

“Hard lines said Nobby as he potted the remaining balls.’

Game to you I think, well done said Billy as he held out the twenty quid and Nobby took it.

Well that’s me skint until I can do a bit more buskin’ on my guitar.’

 “You should have been one of those monkeys who robbed the security van yesterday.’

“Was there a robbery; I never heard anything?’

“Yeah, this security van gets ambushed and these guys in Monkey masks jump out and beat the shit outta’ these two security men then do off with over five million.’

Billy let out a low whistle; hey man that’s some serious bread there. I would have minded some of that action.’

“What would you have clobbered them with your banjo like?’

“Fuck that; my guitar is worth more to me than that.’

“The lads all laughed and then said you could buy as many guitars as you like with five million you prick.’

“I never thought of that said Billy taking a drink from his pint.’

They reckon they was a bunch of Geordies that done the job don’t they Slick said Nobby to the gang leader.’

“Fancy that those cheeky bastards, coming down here to rob us on our own patch.’

“Wait until Wolfie Willis finds out.’ he will sort them bastards out I tell you.’

“So Wolfie knows who did the raid then.’

“Yeah he knows alright; and when he catches up with Darren Ingles he’ll be dog meat for his four Staffies’

Billy had got the info he came for and was about to leave when Nobby asked him if he wanted another game. Your too good for me mate exclaimed Billy.

“Go on I’ll play you for a ton.’

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