The Strange World of Espionage: No Rats in Jersey

Posted: May 20, 2012 in Audio in ebooks, Chapter Excerpts
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I lived in Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. The building was being renovated. When the plumbers tore into my wall, guess who they found wedged between the pipes?

This excerpt is taken from Chapter 9:

Friday, August 30th, at the Three Star Diner on 179th St.: Mike looked like he was about to up chuck his cheese sandwich. At least I had the decency to wait until he was finished eating before reminding him about a dead rat that had been entombed in my wall. Although we had briefly discussed this on the phone on yesterday…

Audio 9-3 (0:40)

… today I felt a need to embellish: “Stunk up the whole apartment. You should’ve seen it. It was all black and corroded with these disgusting hairs sticking out all over the place.” Then I noticed Mike’s nausea. “And the tail on that thing! Long, pink, and as fat as your finger.” I grinned. “What’s the matter, no rats in Jersey?”

“We don’t keep ‘em in our homes.”

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  1. Eric V says:

    Dude, we got nutria, similar to rats in Louisiana that weigh over fifty pounds. Good luck with your book

  2. John Pansini says:

    A 50 lb rat! Good God! It could eat my cat!

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