RED MAGIC, A BAYSIDE CITY BOOK, EPISODE THREE
Only the strong will survive in this city in turmoil!
Avi Baumshinsky has grand plans to make his newly-refurbished Red Magic club the best in the country after Massimo Bertoni's boys hit it, though pressure is mounting for the Jewish kingpin in the Docklands over Purple Haze and it's giving him nightmares. Dick Devereux, no longer a cop but a self-styled vigilante for justice even if he doesn't like the term himself, is just one of them. Problems are also mounting for Mayor Ralph Dickerson, trying to juggle the upcoming mayoral election while appeasing the corrupt Police Commissioner Patrick Manning along with the mob factions in town.