The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoe

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The man Who liked Slow Tomatoes The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes is a detective novel written by K.C. Balzic an American mystery writer. Mario Balzic a proud from origin Italian police chief in Rocksburg, a coal-mining town in Pennsylvania will solve a crime, which is not even there at the beginning. But before that starts we meet Balzic in his attempt to work out union negotiations with the officials of the town. However Balzic is not really interests and so while being in a local bar, the Muscotti where he gets he so loved Mondavi vine, he answers the call of a frightened woman who says her husband is missing. As he gets to know from the bartender was the missing man just a few hours ago to sell tomatoes very early in the season. Also Balzic a overweight cop, who drinks to much, spends to little time at home, and has trouble controlling his tongue, which sometimes helps him to match investigators who intrude his working territory sometimes. Also, he is far minded he is also well companioned about his work, which is not always done by the book and its rules. This one, of the missing man lead him right back to Mary Frances Romanelli a woman that he used to watch while his father spend afternoons with her dad. When Balzic goes home to eat we met his wife and learn that he spends not enough time with his family and they really had it with this kind of situation. She also discovers that he again was drinking vine in the middle of the day. Upset she tells him to drink at least white vine so people can not see his red stained teeth. He leaves the house to go to work and after a striking talk to other town officials he leaves to visit Frances. Following his first visit with Frances he realizes that this little distraction will likely be a greater adventure than he had anticipated. When he meets Frances she doesn't recognizes her but soon they talk very much familiar. He discovers that she abused by her husband Jimmy who lost his job about two years ago when the coal mines closed. The fact that her dad Mike Fiori, basically abandoned her makes her life seem to feel sorry about it for her. The only light her life is that she has now two jobs for the first time in her life and she visits the local community college in order to make money and put food on the table since the social checks ran out. She never in her married live needed to bother about money, Jimmy always took care of it by making all the decisions what to buy even her lipstick. While they both talk Jimmy shows up and throws Mario out since it would not be of his business where he had been. When Balzic leaves he overhears Jimmy saying he has quite a bit of money supposedly won by gambling. This raises new interest...

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