Behind this memorable story of the turning point in the lives of two lovers, one risen from the gutter and the other unashamedly drifting towards it, lies the ugly background of the seamy side of New York life. Maryann Flood, a 'model' at 79 Park Avenue, has been arrested on charges of procurement, bribery and blackmail. Mike Keynes is conducting the prosecution but fate seems to have played against him in offering the long sought-after chance of advancement in his career, through the trial of the woman he loves and who loves him. A harrowing story of the love of two people trying to bridge the gap between the law and the New York underworld, under the shadow of the sordid reign of prostitution.
Classic "Trash" from the 1960s or was it early 1970s. It is not as sexual explicit as today's "trashy" novels and that may help the book rather than hinder it. No, I wouldn't call it well written and certainly not sensitive. It is "erotic" if you like the Robbins style of eroticism. Robbins wrote more for men than he did for women. I'm sure a lot of men would love to aspire to the sexual prowess of a Robbins character, however most women would agree "real men just ain't like that"