Billiards on Broadway
Billiards on Broadway' is centered around Broadway Benny's Pool Palace. The richest 9-Ball tournament in history is just a few days away and a cool million goes to the winner. When the word hit the streets heavy hitters and hustlers, backers and stakehorses from around the globe couldn't wait to slap down the $5,000 entry fee to get a spot on the board.
The Boomerang Bloke phoned in from Australia. Samurai Suki wired from Japan, Pancho and Lefty from Mexico. Chief Red Fox and Black Crow from Sioux City. Chicago Bugs, 3-Ball Charlie, Johnny the Big Ragu' Ragusa, Mayday Rick May, Fat Bill and many other well-known cueists would put their talents on the line. But the smart money is on The Dream Man', a player who, in 30 years, has never lost a match.
Our lead character is Grey Shadow, a small time PI who calls his one-man operation The Night Owl Detective Agency. He barely survives from small cases to smaller cases. Because of the large amount of money that will be at Broadway Benny's a mysterious donor has hired Grey Shadow to provide security until the tournament is over. But it goes beyond that.